NC37.Y/S57.8 Crushing injury of other specified part of forearm



A crushing injury of the forearm is a traumatic force that is applied to the area, such as a direct blow or a sudden twist of the arm. This type of injury is most often caused by a fall, car accident, or a direct blow from an object.


Diagnosis of a crushing injury of the forearm can be made based on physical examination. Symptoms may include swelling and pain in the affected area. X-rays may be ordered to check for fractures or other injuries.

Differential diagnosis

Differential diagnosis of a crushing injury of the forearm includes other causes of forearm pain such as fractures, strains, sprains, and contusions.


Treatment of a crushing injury of the forearm depends on the severity of the injury. If a fracture is present, it may need to be set and may require surgery. In some cases, immobilization may be necessary. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may be prescribed to reduce swelling and pain. Physical therapy may also be recommended to help restore strength and range of motion.


The prognosis of a crushing injury of the forearm is typically good. With proper treatment, most individuals can make a full recovery.

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