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who is most likely to develop broken elbow?

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Dr. Arthur Christiano
23 years experience Sports Medicine
Need an injury: In order to break your elbow you need to have an injury. The two most common age groups to sustain an elbow break (fracture) are children and the elderly. Children are at risk because there are multiple growth plates in the elbow and there activity level. Older folks have osteoporotic bones and are more likely to fracture any bone whenever they injury themselves.
Answered on Feb 17, 2015
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Dr. James Farmer
23 years experience Sports Medicine
Children and elbows: Children are most at risk to break elbow due to thin junction of shaft of humerus (long bone of the arm) and the elbow joint. These can present after a fall with pain and swelling and often deformity. Seek care at urgent care or er immediately especially if rapid swelling develops or numbness and tingling present.
Answered on Aug 5, 2015
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