Patient :I'm 14. Three weeks ago I broke my forearm due to heavy exercise on a bone cyst. It broke clear through my radius and ulna. This Saturday I was doing light exercise on my elliptical. I stumbled and instinctively tried to grab onto a handle using the broken arm. It hurt for only a few moments but I still had total, painless control of my fingers. But lately I have been getting very tiny pains on the ulna side of the fracture, usually when I move my thumb while pressure is on my elbow (There is a soft spot of the cast that allows pressure to be applied to the elbow, probably because of an accident involving water.) I am getting x rays tomorrow, but my doctor informed me last week that fractures involving cysts are unstable and if there is a complication I may need surgery. This is most undesirable, mainly because extended cast time will leave me without a full summer(Unless the operation will get me out of a cast, which is also a question) and the high price of surgery. What I'm looking for is peace of mind, and information as to what indicators point to a positional complication.
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