A 40-year-old member asked:
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dislocated elbow --- how long do you have to wear a splint?

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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
38 years experience Sports Medicine
About 4-6 weeks: Typically if have truly had an elbow dislocation, you will need to be immoblized for 4-6 weeks to allow soft tissue healed and prevent instability in the future after that you will likely need therapy to regain your normal motion and strength.
Answered on Nov 12, 2012

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