A 15-year-old female asked:
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how long does it take to recover from a dislocated elbow?

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Dr. Frank Holmes
22 years experience Sports Medicine
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.
Answered on Jul 17, 2013
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