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A 52-year-old male asked:

I have a calcium buildup in my elbow according to orthopedic specialist. is there a way to get this removed without major surgery?

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Dr. Carol Van der Harst
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Unlikely: The next question you should ask your Surgeon is Why did this happen, and what changes can you make in your activities to avoid recurrence in the future. Chose surgery with your eyes wide open. If you are limited by the elbow, it can affect Shoulder, Nerve, Wrist and Hand. A Physical Medicine physician can assist with non-surgical options for the big picture.

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Last updated May 13, 2019

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