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I chipped my elbow bone do i need a cast?

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Dr. Ajay Balaram
Orthopedic Surgery 15 years experience
Matters which bone: It matters which bone in the elbow was chipped. Usually after a chipped or "non displaced" elbow fracture a cast is not needed because putting an elbow in a cast will cause the elbow to get very stiff. Usually a sling for a few days to a week is needed then gentle motion is started. See your md to get the definitive diagnosis.

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Last updated Apr 16, 2018

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