This section of the book is from "The Complete Herbalist" by Dr. O. Phelps Brown. Also available from Amazon: The Complete Herbalist: The People Their Own Physicians By The Use Of Nature's Remedies.
The luxation of both bones of the forearm from the bones of the hand is rare. When it occurs forward there is a great projection in front, and the hand is bent backwards; when backwards, the projection is behind, and the hand is flexed. If the radius alone is dislocated the hand will be somewhat twisted. If the ulna is dislocated, it may be easily recognized by a projection on the back of the wrist.
TREATMENT. -- The reduction of both bones is effected by making extension and pressure. If either of the bones are dislocated, the reduction is performed in the same manner. Pain, swelling, and stiffness of the joint may follow, which should be obviated by cold applications, rest, lotions, etc., and a light splint may be applied to prevent its recurrence.