A 29-year-old female asked:
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fell on ice landed on elbow. xrays showed no big break but bruised and was swollen. 10 days since, still can't fully extend arm. how long till healed?

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Dr. Ronald Widman
30 years experience Emergency Medicine
Ortho: May want to get another xray. Sometimes occult (hidden) fractures will show up several days later on repeat films. Continue to ice and keep elevated.
Answered on Jan 2, 2014
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