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symptoms of radial head fracture?

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Dr. Zubin Khubchandani
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
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.
Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Pain: Most commonly falls on the wrist, forearm or elbow can result in a radial head fracture.Symptoms are ususally pain in the elbow and mild swelling(if isolated).Painful supination(palming up)is usually present .Occassionallly these can not be seen well on initial radiographs.See your ors if pain in your elbow persists after a fall.Very common!

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with radial head fracture?

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Dr. Lawrence Kale
Occupational Medicine 29 years experience
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 surgeons, sports medicine and occupational medicine docs surely get their fill of them! =).
A member asked:

What are the most common symptoms of radial head fracture?

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Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Radial fracture: Pain at the affected elbow.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Do you need pt to recover from a radial head fracture?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Yes: It help if you could not do it yourself.
A 32-year-old member asked:

How long does it take for a radial head fracture to heal?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
6-8 weeks: It take about 6-8 weeks for this fracture to heal.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What can I do about a cominuted radial head fracture?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
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 possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you.

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