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How long after elbow fracture should I return to work

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Choueka
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
It depends: Return to work after an elbow injury depends on the type of work that is done the severity of the injury and the type of treatment was rendered. In so ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It depend: On the fracture and the method of trearment and the kind of work you do.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
26 years experience Sports Medicine
elbow surgery: That depends on the severity of the fracture, the stability of the fixation, and the type of work you do...Among many other factors. Talk with your s ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
18 years experience Hand Surgery
4-6 weeks: At best. 6-8 weeks generally.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Muhammad Emran
15 years experience Family Medicine
Orthopedics: Only your orthopedist can clear you to begin lifting weights. It takes at least 8 weeks for an elbow fracture to heal, depending on the site. Your doc ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
18 years experience Hand Surgery
Depends: Depends on xrays and healing. Usually 12 weeks however.
A male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Okay as tolerated: If you can perform your duties, despite what you describe to be a fracture, it will not affect the food or the customers.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
45 years experience Hand Surgery
6-8weeks usually: The partially torn ligament does not need to be operated on but the fracture might if the joint surface is disrupted.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Several things: 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 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
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