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I have a hairline fracture on the elbow. should i get a splint at the doctor's office or is a brace that immobilizes the elbow just as fine?

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Dr. Laurence Fox
Specializes in Family Medicine
Doctors Splint: Splints provided by your doctor are usually specifically made for proper anatomical immobilization. When healing a fracture site it is important to maintain the proper immobilization position, as well as proper immobilization of any other joints that have an effect on fractured joint, such as the wrist. This is the advantage to having it done in your doctor's office.

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Last updated Nov 13, 2018

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