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Doctor insights on: Dislocated Elbow

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Dr. Rahul Banerjee
36 doctors shared insights

Dislocated Elbow (Overview)

Traumatic elbow dislocation is the condition where a bone of the elbow become displaced from its normal connection at the elbow joint. This is most often caused by trauma, such as falling on an outstretched hand.


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Help cure a dislocated elbow?

Help cure a dislocated elbow?

Immobilization: Xrays are needed to ensure no fractures. If elbow dislocation without fracture, closed reduction is needed. Immobilization with elbow flexed 90 degrees, forearm slightly pronated for 3 weeks. Usually, ot to help regain range of motion. ...Read more

Dr. Rahul Banerjee
36 doctors shared insights

Dislocated Elbow (Overview)

Traumatic elbow dislocation is the condition where a bone of the elbow become displaced from its normal connection at the elbow joint. This is most often caused by trauma, such as falling on an outstretched hand.


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How to fix a dislocated elbow?

How to fix a dislocated elbow?

See ortho: It depends on what structures were demaged when the elbow dislocated. Ligaments are always damaged and sometimes bones about the elbow can be fractured. ...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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What is done for a dislocated elbow?

What is done for a dislocated elbow?

Depends: A simple dislocation (no bone was fractured) is typically treated with a reduction (put the joint back in place), a brief period of immobilization (1-2 weeks) and therapy. The recurrence rate (chance of it happening again) is exceeding low. If a bone was fractured in the dislocation- then we usually have to do surgery to fix the fracture or the elbow will remain unstable over time. ...Read more

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How could I treat my dislocated elbow ?

Get seen: If you think you have dislocated your elbow, you must get immediate attention. X-rays will be needed and a skilled physician will need to attend this to replace it to normal position either with sedation or under anesthesia. Fractures have to be ruled out, and the vascular supply has to be proven to be intact. You will need close follow up and therapy. Ice, elevation and obsrvation are needed. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a dislocated elbow?

What are the signs of a dislocated elbow?

Pain and swelling: Pain, swelling, deformity and decreased range of motion. You may also note tingling, numbness and weakness. Get it checked out to be sure there is no vascular or neurological damage as they can accompany some dislocations in major joints. ...Read more

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How do you fix a broken and dislocated elbow?

Depends on the site : It depends on the site of break and it may need only putting the dislocation back and placing a cast.Or it may need surgery and cast. ...Read more

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How much time for a dislocated elbow to heal?

How much time for a dislocated elbow to heal?

Elbow healing time: That can vary. If it was a simple dislocation with minimal ligament damage, it should be stable and ready to go within 4-6 weeks. If you have a fracture, or ligament damage with instability, it may not 'heal' and still will be unstable. You really should have it looked at by a sports medicine provider or orthopedic provider. ...Read more