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cause of broken elbow

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Cohen
28 years experience Family Medicine
Casting: Depending upon the severity/nature of the fracture; any orthopedist would usually realign the joint appropriately and apply either a splint, cast; or ... Read More
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Dr. Jason Boyer
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: Treatment depends on where the elbow is broken and how far the pieces have moved. There are some elbow fractures that require surgery to ensure no f ... Read More
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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Screw it : Surgical OR IF of the olecronon

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Deformity -x-ray: The you do exam the patient clinically and if you suspect fracture do x-ray.
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Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Exam, X-ray: Usually an exam and X-ray are the initial ways a person with a suspected broken elbow is evaluated.
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Dr. Kenny Chuu
12 years experience Internal Medicine
Get examined: Hi, Sorry to hear that you have been suffering from elbow pain for such a long time. Treatment of broken elbows depends on the location and severity o ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run la ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Pain: There is usually pain, swelling, and decreased range of motion.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
23 years experience Family Medicine
A few weeks: Time to heal will depend on a few factors - such as presence of dislocation or not, presence of joint involvement or not. An uncomplicated elbow fract ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Christiano
24 years experience Sports Medicine
Need an injury: In order to break your elbow you need to have an injury. The two most common age groups to sustain an elbow break (fracture) are children and the eld ... Read More
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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
36 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Cohen
28 years experience Family Medicine
Depends...: Depending upon the nature of the fracture; conservatively about 2-3 months.
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