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A 37-year-old female asked:

getting forearm and elbow pain. get a sharp pain when my elbow pops and arm locks in place at time when bending. 1 month long. is it forearm or elbow?

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Dr. Thomas Horn
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Loose body?: Locking of the elbow could be caused by a small free floating piece of bone which can form in a joint much like a piece of sand forms a pearl in an oyster. You should go to a orthopedic surgeon to have some x-rays and get it checked out.

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Last updated Jun 10, 2015

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