Forearm, Wrist & Elbow Casts: Short Arm & Long Arm


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Short arm casts are frequently used for Colles fractures. Where do Colles fractures occur?

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1. When long arm casts are applied, the elbow is usually bent at a _____ degree angle.

2. Long arm casts usually begin at the middle of the humerus, extend down the arm, and end at the _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Which types of injuries are forearm, wrist and elbow casts used for? How are these casts worn? You must have knowledge of these kinds of facts in order to correctly answer all questions appearing on this quiz and corresponding worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

For this quiz, you must demonstrate your ability to:

  • Identify where Colles fractures occur
  • Note the angle at which an elbow is bent to apply a long arm cast
  • State where a long arm cast usually ends
  • Recall what long arm casts are used for besides fractures
  • Name who typically gets greenstick fractures

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you can draw the most important information from the lesson, such as the degree to which an elbow is bent when a long arm cast is applied
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding why long arm casts are applied
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Colles fractures and greenstick fractures

Additional Learning

Further develop your knowledge of these kinds of casts by referring to the lesson titled Forearm, Wrist & Elbow Casts: Short Arm & Long Arm. You will learn details about:

  • Which position the wrist is in for short cast applications
  • What Smith fractures are
  • When short and long arm casts are usually applied following an injury