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For most fractures of the humerus, the outlook is excellent, especially in people age 35 and younger. After proper treatment and rehabilitation, most patients regain full strength and range of motion in the injured arm.

The prognosis is also excellent for most forearm fractures. In most patients, the broken bones heal successfully.

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