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Why does my elbow fill up with fluid. Is there a broken bone in my elbow that the fluid is cushioning?

Why does my elbow fill up with fluid. Is there a broken bone in my elbow that the fluid is cushioning?

Olecranon bursitis: Swelling over the elbow is very common and not serious. It's due to an inflammation or irritation of a small fluid filled sac called a bursa. There are 150 of these bursa in the body. They lie between a tendon and adjacent skin or bone. They act like a cushion for the tendon to glide over. When irritated they can swell up with fluid. For more information go to http://bit.ly/1Ly0wyx ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more


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How long should someone with broken bone in the elbow take off work?

How long should someone with broken bone in the elbow take off work?

Depends on job...: If you can work with one arm, than you don't have to take any time off of work. A properly immobilized fracture should feel fairly comfortable within a week or two. If you need to perform rigorous activity with the broken elbow, you may have to wait for bony healing in 6-8 weeks. Full function of the extremity may take 6 months or more to return, depending on the severity of the fracture. ...Read more

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I had open bone fracture in my arm just above elbow before one year.I d'nt have any problem with it, can I start gyming and how to remove extra callus?

I had open bone fracture in my arm just above elbow before one year.I d'nt have any problem with it, can I start gyming and how to remove extra callus?

Released by doctor?: Assuming a doctor has told you that the elbow is completely healed, you should be okay to be activity as tolerated. The extra bone created during the healing process will need to be surgically excised. You should see your treating orthopod. ...Read more

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Is it safe to sex or masturbate a few weeks after a bone fracture and dislocated elbow?

Is it safe to sex or masturbate a few weeks after a bone fracture and dislocated elbow?

Most likely: Masturbation can be done in may ways. If you are referring to using the affected extremity, then one would need more information. If you are out of a cast or splint and have no pins or hardware of concern and motion in the elbow is not restricted, then gentle use of the elbow in the hand to penis masturbation technique wold probable by okay. If in doubt, as your orthopedist or change techniques. ...Read more

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I had a minor fracture on the bone connecting my hand to my elbow. How long will it take to heal?

I had a minor fracture on the bone connecting my hand to my elbow. How long will it take to heal?

About 6 weeks: It may take about 6-8 weeks but certain limited activities may be permitted under the supervision of your surgeon and therapist may be permitted. However certain bones, namely the scaphoid, are notorious for their unusual blood supply and do not always heal predictably. Therefore close follow up by your physician is essential. ...Read more

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My mom got above elbow bone fracture an left leg fracture and doctors have done plaster an told as that she needs to be operated she's 65 years old?

My mom got above elbow bone fracture an left leg fracture and doctors have done plaster an told as that she needs to be operated she's 65 years old?

1 or both? : @ times casting seems 2 b the best way 2 treat either fracture but the bones may lose position & then they can be unacceptable and surgery is then needed. Other times casting or splinting r used 2 hold fractures until swelling goes down b 4 surgery. If you are not satisfied with the care a second opinion should b obtained. ...Read more

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What does an MRI tell you about elbow injuries?

What does an MRI tell you about elbow injuries?

Bone and soft tissue: Arthritis is inflammation of soft tissue synovium, cartilage inflammtion can cause narrowing, . ...Read more

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What sports have a high risk of elbow injuries?

What sports have a high risk of elbow injuries?

Contact and throwing: Contact sports such as football as well as throwing sports such as baseball and swinging sports such as golf have the highest risk for elbow injuries. ...Read more

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What is the most commonly broken bone in the arm? Usually how is it broken?

Radius : The end of the radius on the forearm is the most commonly fractured bone. A fall on an outstretched hand is the most common mechanism. If I can be if further help, then join my care team and virtual practice at www.healthtap.com/dr-Clarkeholmes ...Read more

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Is it possible that I have a broken bone? Just went airborne on my bike and fell on outstretched arm.

Is it possible that I have a broken bone? Just went airborne on my bike and fell on outstretched arm.

Certainly possible: Severe pain after such a fall in the wrist or forearm certainly could justify an x-ray to rule out that possibility. Also persistence of significant pain for more than a few days would warrant x-ray to exclude a broken bone as apposed to sprain. ...Read more

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Sports injury: shoulder sling recommendation for student living in the city. On saturday morning i dislocated my shoulder and sustained a hairline fracture on the top ball of my humerous bone. My doctor is recommending that i fully immobilize my right arm

Sports injury: shoulder sling recommendation for student living in the city. On saturday morning i dislocated my shoulder and sustained a hairline fracture on the top ball of my humerous bone. My doctor is recommending that i fully immobilize my right arm

Sling and swathe: Buy a shoulder sling that has a strap that goes around your waist to best immobilize it. This is called a shoulder immobilizer aka a sling and swathe. You really cannot cast a shoulder unless you want it wrapped around your chest. Also you may find sleeping in a easy chair or recliner will be much more comfortable for the first week or so. ...Read more

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How painful is a broken bone injury or dislocation?

How painful is a broken bone injury or dislocation?

Bone injury: Depends on the location, the extent & whether it is closed or compound. ...Read more

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Will a finger injury (broken bone) ever heal itself?

Will a finger injury (broken bone) ever heal itself?

Depends: It depends if the bone is in good alignment and position so that the ends are together. ...Read more

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I went to care now for xray, unrelated they said my tailbone was broken but it was old injury. Can you tell from xray if broken bone is old injury??

Yes,: you can usually tell an old healed fracture from an acute fracture on xray. The sacrum/coccyx is sometimes problematic because it is often not well visualized on xray due to overlapping structures, and there is a wide range of normal angulation which can sometimes be mistaken for a fracture. ...Read more

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How can a doctor detect a broken bone injury?

How can a doctor detect a broken bone injury?

X-ray: While a history and physical exam are important, fractures are diagnosed by x-ray. ...Read more

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Can a fracture in one arm bone accompany a fracture in another?

Can a fracture in one arm bone accompany a fracture in another?

Menopausal?: It can if your bones have lost their density as in osteoporosis or osteopenia, you must also exclude bone illness. I suggest seeing your gyn and getting a bone desitometry study. I laso suggest daily supplementation of calcium with vitamin d (os cal plus d). ...Read more

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What is the most common type of bone injury to the elbow?

What is the most common type of bone injury to the elbow?

Fracture: If you are asking about most common fracture about the elbow, then the radial head is the answer. Simple bone contusions are more common than fractures however. ...Read more

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Musculer pain in sholder to elbow no bone injery and not cut out side of body ?

Musculer pain in sholder  to elbow  no bone injery  and not cut out side of body
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Rotator cuff or...: Pain originating (without acute injury) in the shoulder which is activity related is commonly due to rotator cuff tendinitis or tearing, or biceps dysfunction. If pain is more focused at elbow, consider tennis elbow. Best to be seen by an orthopaedist or upper extremity specialist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more


Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more