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Can I cast a broken elbow 2 weeks after it was broken

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Splint while swollen: The longer term cast is generally delayed until the initial swelling of the injury has subsided. This allows a snug fit so the cast will not allow exc ... Read More

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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Call his doc: This may respond to some cold in the form of ice in a Ziploc bag. Cold slows pain signals to the brain. I would NOT use any ibuprofen or similar meds ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
A lot: 1st u notice u have grown dark hair under ur cast, goes away. 2nd skinny upper & lower arm. 3rd= [email protected] sore. This is true for all casted joints. Ther ... Read More
A 9-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Difficult to say: But something seems wrong here. Have a pediatric orthopedic specialist take a look at her.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
See orthopedist: Pain killers, antiinflammatories, ice, possible cast or surgery depending on x-rays.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Choueka
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: Elbow fractures come in all shapes and sizes. Some need no treatment and you could use your elbow even before the bones heal. In other cases where the ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Elbow fracture: Yes, it will. It depends upon the personality of the fracture and the amount of soft tissue injury.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Salvagno
38 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Extension: If the elbow has not regained full extension (straightening) it may look bowed. Hold the other arm at the same angle and compare.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Shannon
7 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Elbow fractures: A fracture of the elbow feels simply terrible. Fractures of the elbow may include a distal humerus fracture, a radial head fracture or olecranon fract ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
38 years experience Sports Medicine
Depends: Some fracures are relatively simple and can be treated with a few weeks of cast immobilization other fractures with displacement or growth plate inv ... Read More
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