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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. Neigatha Graney
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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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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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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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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

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