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I might have dislocated an elbow. Is it a good idea to place elastic bandage to compress it?

I might have dislocated an elbow. Is it a good idea to place elastic bandage to compress it?

Get an xray: Christy, it is very difficult to sustain a dislocaion of an elbow in that it takes a signicant impact for that to occur. Rest and ice and support for now. Avoid an ace wrap as this may cause swelling above or below the elbow. It is very important for you to get an xray of your elbow to get a correct diagnosis. If the xray is abnormal, you need to followup with an orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Rahul Banerjee
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Dislocated Elbow (Definition)

A 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 ...Read more


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What are good exercises to help a dislocated elbow?

What are good exercises to help a dislocated elbow?

How fresh?: Generally speaking, a dislocated elbow, if it is reduced, need to be immobilized three weeks then begin rom.. This is to diminish the chance of redislocation. If all is stable after three wks, then acive only range of motion should be done. That is, what your muscles can do to move the joint back and forth. It is common to loose motion permeantly. Good luck. See an occupational therapist. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from a dislocated elbow?

Depends: Severity of the injury makes a difference. On the average, most have regain full motion, strength and function and resolution of pain within 12 weeks. Those with a fracture may recover a longer recovery. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a dislocated elbow?

What is the best treatment for a dislocated elbow?

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

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Dislocated elbow --- how long do you have to wear a splint?

Dislocated elbow --- how long do you have to wear a splint?

About 4-6 weeks: Typically if have truly had an elbow dislocation, you will need to be immoblized for 4-6 weeks to allow soft tissue healed and prevent instability in the future after that you will likely need therapy to regain your normal motion and strength. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long for a dislocated elbow to heal?

Can you tell me how long for a dislocated elbow to heal?

2-3 months.: One the dislocated elbow is re-located, it can take 8-12 weeks of rest and physical therapy, to restore the elbow to it's full function. ...Read more

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Can someone with a dislocated elbow ever volleyball again?

Can someone with a dislocated elbow ever volleyball again?

Yes: This is a common, but stable injury. People usually return to their previous level of activity without significant long-term issues. ...Read more

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How much can it effect you to live with a dislocated elbow?

Dislocated Elbow: It leads to instability and loss of motion. Also it can be painful and affect lifting. If it is not reduced within few days the tissues and ligaments start shrinking and gradually make it harder to put it back. ...Read more

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How long does it normally take to recover from a dislocated elbow?

It depends: On the severity of the dislocation. A simple dislocation heals in 3 months. A dislocation where there is ligamentous injury or bony fracture can require surgery for stability and then immobilization for 2 to 3 months. ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's rare for a person dislocated elbow to heal within 4 days?

More info.: Adults who sustain posterior elbow dislocations ( simple) can heal fairly quickly but not in 4 days. Usually the elbow needs to be splinted for a week to protect the ligaments followed by progressive rom. 'simple' elbow disc locations w/out associated fractures or serious ligament(mcl, lcl) disruptions heal usually @6 wks...The severity of elbow disloc.Varies widely! best of luck! ...Read more

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Can i fly with a dislocated elbow?

Can i fly with a dislocated elbow?

Yes for treatment: If you are stranded in a remote area , otherwise you need immediate treatment as if untreated may lead to serious complications. ...Read more

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Does a dislocated elbow affect your entire arm?

Does a dislocated elbow affect your entire arm?

Yes: Many muscles from your forearm and upper arm cross the elbow , as do nerves and blood vessels, any of these can be disrupted all can be strained. It can make your neck hurt also. ...Read more

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Could a pa assistant have the rite to reset a dislocated elbow that really wasnt to begin with.?

Could a pa assistant have the rite to reset a dislocated elbow that really wasnt to begin with.?

PA rites?: Most pas are qualified and are credentialed to legally relocate elbows and reduce fracture(reset them). They work under the supervision of a doctor in most instances. I cannot really comment about the 'really wasn't to begin with part since i wasn't there and have no xrays to confirm. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for for patients with dislocated elbow?

Relocate the Elbow: The first thing that needs to be done is to put the elbow joint back in place. This is an urgent issue and needs to be done quickly to avoid long term damage. After the elbow is relocated, the doctor or surgeon will need to assess the stability. If the elbow is unstable surgery may be required. If the elbow is stable it may only need a splint for a short time and then range of motion exercises. ...Read more

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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

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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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