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Recently my brother went a little crazy which resulted in him stabbing me in the forearm just below the elbow (anterior). I\'m unsure how deep the fork exactly went but i now fear it may have pierced the muscle and i am now unable to pick up anything using the palm of my hand (like i can pick it up with my figers from on top but i can pick an object up resting it on my palm) and i also can\'t straighten my arm full as well. If anybody knows what i have really done/damaged it would be great to know and also the length of time it would take to heal.

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replied October 6th, 2018
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Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
It seems that your muscle fibres and tendons are partially pierced. It will take atleast 4-8 weeks to completely recover from this condition. You can consult physiotherapist.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care

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