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Chipped Elbow Bone Treatment
Elbow pain at funny bone side and wrist pain at small round bone side. Been 1 month. Likely cause? Treatment?
The medial elbow pain experienced in the funny elbow could be an ulnar neuropathy, or a medial epicondylitis. This will depend on other symptoms that might be experienced. If nerve problem, then numbness and weakness also present.
The wrist pain could be referred from elbow or a separate problem. "Small round bone" is not an accurate description of pain location so I cant be specific on causes ...Read more
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
Yes if stable: Yes this is possible if the fracture can be reduced and a stable alignment is possible. X-rays will likely be performed immediately after reduction and likely one week later to confirm a stable appearance with immobilization or controlled passive motion ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
If my daughter chipped the tip of her elbow when she dislocated it would the bone fragment need to be removed? Still has lots of pain and a small bump
Not that likely:
Dislocated elbow in an eight year old is very uncommon but not unheard of /dislocation of the elbow is a very serious injury
tip of the elbow is the olecranon and usually not involved directly in a dislocation
if you are concerned you must talk with your treating surgeon or seek another opinion. ...Read more
One of my arm bones is shorter due to growth plate damage from 18months old. What treatment should I be getting. I'm now 16 and have stopped growing.
Anisomelia: Unequal limb length may vary from small to large, with varying impairment. See a pediatric orthopedic surgeon with an interest in this problem. ...Read more
For bone spurs in:
The shoulder, a joint replacement would be a cure, since it removes the arthritic bones ; restores function;
for tennis elbow: there is no cure, but the symptoms can be controlled quite adequately, with pain meds, te strap, stretching exercises, massages, steroid ; prp (plasma rich platelets) injections or surgery if nothing helps. ...Read more
27yo female, 7mm suspected bone island on anterior humeral head with shoulder/upper arm pain. Not on xrays 2 yrs ago. Likely followup tests/treatment?
Tested?: A bone scan can be done to make sure it is a benign bone island and not something more worrisome. If it turns out to be a normal scan, then recheck of the X-ray in 6 - 12 months is the usual follow up to ensure the benign nature of the lesion has been correctly diagnosed. More tests to find out why your shoulder hurts may be indicated..... Like a shoulder MRI Arthrogram. See your orthopedist. ...Read more
Reduce joint: X-rays need to be performed to ensure no fractures in addition to dislocation. Concomitant fractures demand additional consideration, and may change treatment. Assuming no fractures, vast majority of dislocations are managed with brief period of immobilization (3weeks), followed by rehab. ...Read more
Unless there is another problem like itching or burning, there is nothing in the line of treatment available. There may be good cosmetic products you might find.
If you really want my "truth", i'd offer an opinion that you talk to a therapist that can help you with your self esteem and self image. Where you live may be part of the issue. I hope you find other ways to value yourself. You'll like it. ...Read more
Need more info: First you should see an orthopedic surgeon for immediate care especially if your diagnosis is correct. Not following up with care can mean pain and maybe disability in the future/ ...Read more