Child Arm and Wrist Fractures [Video]
Ask the Expert: Hand Video Series
About the video: What should I do if I suspect my child might have fractured their arm or wrist?
Discover the symptoms of a broken wrist or arm fractures in kids and steps to take for fracture treatment. If you are concerned about your child and a potential fracture, listen to Summit Orthopedics’ experts share what to look for and what to do. Featuring hand surgeons Michael Forseth, MD and Robert Anderson, MD.
Meet Dr. Anderson
Dr. Anderson’s approach: “My own injuries and need for surgeries have helped me understand the patient experience. I’m a better listener and care provider as a result. I grew up and attended college in the area, so I know and understand the people of the Twin Cities.”
Dr. Anderson’s education: Dr. Anderson studied at St. John’s University in Collegeville, MN to obtain his undergraduate degree, and he went on to complete his medical degree at the University of Minnesota. He attended Indiana University Medical School in Indianapolis, IN for his residency in Orthopedics, and he completed advanced training as part of the Hand Surgery fellowship at the Indiana Hand Center.
Meet Dr. Forseth
Dr. Forseth’s approach: “Volunteering overseas, in places like Haiti, Columbia, and Honduras, continues to be a positive influence on my practice. My experiences there have broadened my perspective about what I do here — personally and professionally.”
Dr. Forseth’s education: Dr. Forseth studied at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota to earn his undergraduate degree, and he went on to complete his medical schooling at the University of South Dakota School of Medicine in Vermillion, South Dakota. After his residency at Loyola University Affiliated Hospitals in Maywood, Illinois, he participated in the Hand Surgery fellowship program at the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Summit Orthopedics provides personalized hand and wrist expertise
The function of our hands integrates through our wrists and arms to our shoulders; a problem anywhere along our arm may have a significant impact on hand function and quality of life. If you experience an injury or uncomfortable symptoms, our fellowship-trained hand and wrist surgeons are here to help. Summit physicians receive the highest levels of training and exclusively provide individualized care for conditions of the hand, wrist, and elbow.
Summit has convenient locations across the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area, serving Minnesota and western Wisconsin. We have state-of-the-art centers for comprehensive orthopedic care in Eagan, MN, Vadnais Heights, MN, Plymouth, MN, and Woodbury, MN, as well as additional community clinics throughout the metro and southern Minnesota.
More resources on fractures from Summit specialists
- Prevent The Most Common Cause Of Children’s Fractures
It is not unusual for children to suffer fractures. When researchers explored the activities most likely to cause fractures, they discovered that winter sports put young bones at highest risk of a break. We have tips to help keep children safe during frosty activities. Read more…
- Find out: Does My Child Have A Fracture?
The risk of injury goes hand in hand with summer activities. We have tips to help you determine when your child might have a fracture requiring medical attention. Read more…
- Answer the question: Am I at risk for a stress fracture?
A stress fracture can bring athletic training to a halt, and may require surgery. Dr. Skendzel explains who is at risk, and how to avoid these painful injuries. Read more…
Additional resources for you
Jack Skendzel, M.D., one of Summit Orthopedics’ sports medicine experts, shares his best advice for avoiding stress fractures during the summer outdoor sports season.
Our 2020 Top Doctors awardees are Dr. Kristoffer Breien, Dr. Peter Daly, Dr. Jack Drogt, Dr. Michael Forseth, Dr. James Gannon, Dr. Peter Parten, Dr. Edward Santos, Dr. David Strothman, Dr. Andrew Thomas, Dr. Amy Beacom, and Dr. Erik Ekstrom.