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nondisplaced radial head fracture treatment

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
39 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Rest: can use splint or sling for 2-3 weeks , then range of motion. as long as it remains non displaced

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
29 years experience in Family Medicine
Likely casting: If you have a radial head fracture you will likely need some reduction and casting it depends on severity of injury.
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lorrie Mcgill
25 years experience in Family Medicine
6-8 weeks: Generally it take about 6-8 weeks for this fracture to heal. Being over 50, if you have any osteopenia it may take a little longer. It is really imp ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
39 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Immobilization: can use a splint,cast or even a sling if non=displaced. needs follow up X-rays
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
33 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Radial head: The radial head is a concave end on the top part of the radius bone of the forearm that articulates with the elbow. It can be fractured with a fall o ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Zubin Khubchandani
24 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Pain: Typical injury is a fall on an outstretched hand. Pain in the elbow, swelling, loss of motion or feeling that the elbow is locked or stuck.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in 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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: It help if you could not do it yourself.
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Dr. Lawrence Kale
28 years experience in Occupational Medicine
Elbow fractures: Well, it depends on if they (the doc) see a lot people who slip and fall or suffer some other form of trauma that may affect the elbow. Orthopedic sur ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Dickson
22 years experience in General Surgery
Increase movement: My wife had the same thing and was told to carry her heavy purse in the affected hand down by her side as much as possible. Since it has been 3 month ... Read More
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