Any fall, trauma, or motor vehicle accident may cause a break, or fracture, of the forearm or elbow. These fractures may be treated non-operatively in a cast, or operatively with plates/screws allowing early range of motion. Operative treatment sometimes eliminates the need for a cast. Your surgeon will go over treatment options and provide recommendations for optimal treatment. Consideration is given to each patient’s unique occupational, as well as recreational and occupational demands.