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Dr. Ajay Balaram
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Broken Elbow (Overview)

A fracture of the joint between the upper arm & forearm that may include supra condylar, radial head, radial neck, olecranon, medial or lateral epicondyle, coranoid, capitellar, or trochlear regions.


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Is there more than one good way to treat broken elbow?

Is there more than one good way to treat broken elbow?

Depends on fracture: For most elbow fractures, cast immobilization works well. Unfortunately, to obtain the best result, some fractures with displacement especially in the growth plate may require open reduction and fixation for the best longtime results. ...Read more

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Dr. Ajay Balaram
59 doctors shared insights

Broken Elbow (Overview)

A fracture of the joint between the upper arm & forearm that may include supra condylar, radial head, radial neck, olecranon, medial or lateral epicondyle, coranoid, capitellar, or trochlear regions.


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What are the symptoms of a broken elbow?

Pain: There is usually pain, swelling, and decreased range of motion. ...Read more

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Managing Tennis Elbow (Checklist)

Remember to rest your elbow and arm
Daily
Take anti-inflammatories to address pain
Daily
Try physical therapy to help recovery
1 Hrs, Weekly for 14 days
Take breaks when using your elbow during activities
Daily
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My doctor diagnosed me with broken elbow. Just checking - what's the best treatment.?

My doctor diagnosed me with broken elbow. Just checking - what's the best treatment.?

It depends: What kind of fracture and bad the bone broken, on bone or two bones and three bones. Ask your doctor he will tell you. Thank you. ...Read more

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What are the tests for broken elbow?

Deformity -x-ray: The you do exam the patient clinically and if you suspect fracture do x-ray. ...Read more

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Recovering from a Broken Bone (Checklist)

Exercise and stretch to improve range of motion, strength, endurance
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Avoid repeat injury or irritating soft tissues before they are ready
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Follow up with your doctor as scheduled. Don't miss appointments.
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How do I know if I have a broken elbow?

How do I know if I have a broken elbow?

See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What does getting broken elbow mean in the long run?

Depends: Witout knowing more about the fracture, long term consequences cannot be predicted. Some elbow fractures will heal and after rehab will have no long-rem problems. Others, especially those with significant joint damage cause loss of motion and possible post-traumatic arthrosis. You should did the fracture with your physician. ...Read more

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How do you treat a broken elbow?

Depends: Treatment depends on where the elbow is broken and how far the pieces have moved. There are some elbow fractures that require surgery to ensure no function is lost in the future, but some only require time and gentle exercise. Speaking to an orthopedic doctor will give you the best guidance on what is best for you. ...Read more

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What are the tests for broken elbow?

Deformity -x-ray: The you do exam the patient clinically and if you suspect fracture do x-ray. ...Read more