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How long should my son stay out of school after a broken elbow with surgery

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: That would be up to your orthopedist. There are usually a day or so and usually less than a week of rest and elevation and use of ice and pain meds a ... Read More

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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
45 years experience Hand Surgery
Not long: If he is pain free in a cast or sling he should be able to go to school.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Ask UR doc: This is based on type of fracture, and type of surgery, and the stability if the repair, so ask the surgeon their recommendation.
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Badman
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Couple months: It really depends on the nature of your fracture. I would assume you may have fractured your proximal radius. Or if just the distal humerus was invo ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes, that can happen: I see 1-2 patients every couple of months, who have no need for any pain meds after surgery. After a fractured bone is fixed, the pain greatly reduces ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: Depending on the surgery and your degree of health, as well as rehab, it should heal within 12 weeks.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: If still in a cast, and the cast is on the dominant arm, may need help with writing.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Coats II
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes..immobilization : As long as the the fracture is immobilized in a cast or splint, it should be ok to do most things. Function of the broken arm will be limited, but not ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Get checked: you need an evaluation with xrays by an orthopaedic surgeon
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Coats II
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It Depends on injury: There is typically no emergency with an elbow fracture. The swelling associated with acute injury make surgery more difficult. As long as the arm is ... Read More

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