Broken arm and dislocation – Children’s Conditions

What Conditions Do We Treat?


  • Distal Radial Fractures also known as Colles’ or Smith’s fracture occur traumatically and is associated with shortening of the radius and malalignment of the wrist.
  • Finger Dislocation/Volar Plate Injury occurs when the finger joint is hyperextended (bent backwards) causing the volar plate ligament to tear. It can occur along with an avulsion fracture. At Action Rehab this injury is treated with a dorsal blocking splint and gentle range of movement within the splint with grading of exercises and strengthening.
  • Finger Fractures occur traumatically with treatment depending on the location and type of fracture sustained. If treated conservatively a splint can be fabricated to immobilise the fracture and provide a lightweight, waterproof support.
  • Elbow Dislocation occurs when the bones that make up the elbow joint are forced out of alignment – typically when you land on an outstretched hand during a fall. The elbow is the most commonly dislocated joint in children sometimes known as a pulled elbow if they are swung or lifted by their forearms.
Treating child with broken arm


This is a free service where you will have a consultation with our senior therapist, Ben Cunningham. In this appointment Ben will advise management strategies and if you request ongoing care then this will be charged as per our current rates. Worksafe and TAC clients will not be charged personally for any consultations.

child with broken arm

Children’s Hand Conditions – broken arm and dislocation

Hand injuries in children are common and often traumatic in nature. Common causes of injuries can be sports, falling off jungle gym equipment skateboards and bicycles, just to name a few. The hand therapists at Action Rehab are experts at treating the many upper limb injuries that occur in children such as a broken arm or dislocation. Given that children are still developing and growing, bone fractures of the upper limb need to be assessed and treated in a timely manner to ensure that the growth plates have not been affected and that no long term or permanent damage is done.


Action Rehab provide assessment and treatment for all conditions relating to the upper limb. Come and see our highly qualified and friendly staff today at a location convenient to you.