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A 33-year-old female asked about a 8-year-old female:

if my daughter chipped the tip of her elbow when she dislocated it would the bone fragment need to be removed?still has lots of pain and a small bump

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Dr. Kenneth Merriman
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
Not that likely: Dislocated elbow in an eight year old is very uncommon but not unheard of /dislocation of the elbow is a very serious injury tip of the elbow is the olecranon and usually not involved directly in a dislocation if you are concerned you must talk with your treating surgeon or seek another opinion.

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Last updated Jan 1, 2017

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