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cause of dislocated elbow

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
27 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Immobilization: Xrays are needed to ensure no fractures. If elbow dislocation without fracture, closed reduction is needed. Immobilization with elbow flexed 90 degree ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: He/she will refer you to an orthopedic surgeon who will be able to stabilize it.
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
19 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See ortho: It depends on what structures were demaged when the elbow dislocated. Ligaments are always damaged and sometimes bones about the elbow can be fracture ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: With appropriate therapy and rehab, it can.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Young
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: A simple dislocation (no bone was fractured) is typically treated with a reduction (put the joint back in place), a brief period of immobilization (1- ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
43 years experience Family Medicine
Get seen: If you think you have dislocated your elbow, you must get immediate attention. X-rays will be needed and a skilled physician will need to attend this ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
21 years experience Sports Medicine
Pain and swelling: Pain, swelling, deformity and decreased range of motion. You may also note tingling, numbness and weakness. Get it checked out to be sure there is no ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
19 years experience Hand Surgery
?: See your ortho doc to determine.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Depends on the site : It depends on the site of break and it may need only putting the dislocation back and placing a cast.Or it may need surgery and cast.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Quam
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Elbow healing time: That can vary. If it was a simple dislocation with minimal ligament damage, it should be stable and ready to go within 4-6 weeks. If you have a frac ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
Indirectly: In the sense that you will have to alter your mechanics when using the affected elbow.

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