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How long does it take before you can move a dislocated elbow?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Depends: It depends on the injury.

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How long does it take to recover from a dislocated elbow?

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Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 23 years experience
Depends: Severity of the injury makes a difference. On the average, most have regain full motion, strength and function and resolution of pain within 12 weeks. Those with a fracture may recover a longer recovery.
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How long does it normally take to recover from a dislocated elbow?

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Dr. James Chen
Sports Medicine 15 years experience
It depends: On the severity of the dislocation. A simple dislocation heals in 3 months. A dislocation where there is ligamentous injury or bony fracture can require surgery for stability and then immobilization for 2 to 3 months.

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