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fractured elbow cast hand swelling

A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Choueka
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Probably not: If there was no injury to the hand and it is not painful then it is probably not fractured. Swelling in the hand after an elbow injury especially in ... Read More
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Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Finger elbow swellin: This may be due to immobility and swelling. Arm elevation above your heart can definitely improve this. Gentle finger range of motion exercises, if pe ... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends : Sometimes swelling in am elbow injury can track down the arm and cause swelling in the hand. An incorrectly applied splint or cast for an elbow frac ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
ItMayBeGetItChecked: The only way you can know if it is fractured is by having it checked by a doctor and by xray imaging.From what you describe it may be fractured,Consul ... Read More
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Possible : It's possible to have a fracture, way to confirm is examination followed by x Ray .
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Go get an X-ray: Then you will know.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Pain: An acute process like that sounds like some type of viral process, drug reaction or perhaps auto immune issue.
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Maybe related: you need to see your doctor for initial assessment, you may be referred to an orthopedic surgeon for further management, good luck
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal David
Dr. Tal David answered
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Elbow fracture: You will likely be very stiff after cast is removed. Elbow range-of-motion exercises with a trained physical therapist is probably appropriate. Make ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And poss ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
37 years experience Radiology
Yes: See an orthopedic surgeon.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Coats II
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Sure: A splint is usually a temporary form of immobilization and is a good thing to use during the acute phase of an injury. After swelling has peaked, a ca ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
38 years experience Sports Medicine
Get checked out: While you may have something as simple as a bad bruise you may have the beginning of cellulitis which can be a serious infection get an exam and po ... Read More
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