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I recently dislocated my elbow How long will it be before I can do pushups again

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishal Shah
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It depends: This depends on the severity of the injury, the number of disrupted ligaments and associated injuries and should be discussed with the orthopedic surg ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 years experience Urgent Care
Get checked: That doesn't sound reassuring. You should get your arm , circulation checked out as soon as possible.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
2-3 months.: One the dislocated elbow is re-located, it can take 8-12 weeks of rest and physical therapy, to restore the elbow to it's full function.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
22 years experience Sports Medicine
Depends: Severity of the injury makes a difference. On the average, most have regain full motion, strength and function and resolution of pain within 12 weeks. ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: It depends on the injury.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chen
14 years experience Sports Medicine
It depends: On the severity of the dislocation. A simple dislocation heals in 3 months. A dislocation where there is ligamentous injury or bony fracture can requi ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
38 years experience Sports Medicine
About 4-6 weeks: Typically if have truly had an elbow dislocation, you will need to be immoblized for 4-6 weeks to allow soft tissue healed and prevent instability ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Indirectly: In the sense that you will have to alter your mechanics when using the affected elbow.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See a specialist.: Dislocated elbows are a serious orthopedic condition. You should see an orthopedic elbow surgeon, who could determine what the best course of action s ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Yes for treatment: If you are stranded in a remote area , otherwise you need immediate treatment as if untreated may lead to serious complications.

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