A 26-year-old female asked:
hit my arm hard week ago, elbow very bruised still painfully, hard bump and swollen where hit. hurts , xray no fracture. please help?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Peter Ihle answered
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
If U hit the point-: -of the elbow there is a bursa & it often fills with blood or fluid, & can swell quite a lot. If U have a scrape or skin violated it can become infected. Early Rx is best. C an orthopedist 4 eval sometimes aspiration is done and steroids injected. This is extraarticular so no steroid enters the joint. Then usually wrap, NSAIDS & antibiotics only if infected.
Answered on Oct 10, 2014
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