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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)

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 ...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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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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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