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Doctor insights on: Dislocated Elbow In Children

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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
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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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How to fix a dislocated elbow?

How to fix a dislocated elbow?

See your doctor: He/she will refer you to an orthopedic surgeon who will be able to stabilize it. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can a dislocated elbow affect your entire body?

Indirectly: In the sense that you will have to alter your mechanics when using the affected elbow. ...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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Is there a way to know if I have a dislocated elbow?

Usually dramatic: An elbow dislocation is usually a high energy injury. Deformity, pain, immediate swelling and marked loss of motion are typical. ...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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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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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?

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