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how can you tell if elbow is broken

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Choueka
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
An x-ray: The best way to diagnose a fracture a bone or joint is my getting an x-ray. This coupled with an evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon will establish th ... Read More
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Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
X-ray: An x-ray would be the best thing.
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Exam and xray: If you have persistent, severe pain and a sufficient mechnism in which you could have fractured your elbow (such as a fall), then an exam and xray to ... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
With X-ray, : History and physical exam - yes.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Via: X-ray.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Quam
17 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Elbow tip: Is the pain still there, or improving? If it is getting better, you probably did not break it. I do recommend going in to get x-rays. That is the on ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Less pain when you: Use it.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Rest: sounds like you need to take a break from push/ups(2-3 weeks ) until your symptoms subside. You may be developing tendinitis of the triceps and rest, ... Read More
A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
See below: This sounds like it could be a wart. I would treat with compound w.
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Tendinitis Is likely: What u have. Try otc aleve (naproxen) or Motrin and warm compress / ben gay application. Go see your dr if u get worse.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
46 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
MRI: Physical examination could indicate it, however the best diagnostic test is an MRI of the elbow.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Disfigured.: The elbow would show an obvious deformity. Usually they dislocate posteriorly, meaning that the lower arm bone dislocates backwards, with regard to th ... Read More

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