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Do doctors see a lot of patients with radial head fracture?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with radial head fracture?

Elbow fractures: Well, it depends on if they (the doc) see a lot people who slip and fall or suffer some other form of trauma that may affect the elbow. Orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine and occupational medicine docs surely get their fill of them! =). ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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Radial Head Fracture (Definition)

Radial head is the proximal aspect of the radius a bone in your forearm that ends in articulation with the elbow at the capitellum on the lateral side of the distal humerus the radius spins at the radiocapitellar joint as you rotate your forearm. Minor fractures there can result from a simple fall to the hand or severe complex fractures associated with ...Read more


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Can a radial head fracture occur with a fall on a bent elbow with minimal pain and some bruising should I go to the doctors if it is, casting right?

Can a radial head fracture occur with a fall on a bent elbow with minimal pain and some bruising  should I go to the doctors if it is, casting right?

Yes it can: It can happen that way, but is usually caused by a fall onto the outstretched hand. If you have point tenderness over the outer elbow, or pain in that area when you rotate your forearm, it is likely to be a radial head fracture. The treatment will depend on the x-ray findings, your age and other factors. ...Read more

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What can I do about a cominuted radial head fracture?

What can I do about a cominuted radial head fracture?

See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for radial head fracture?

Likely casting: If you have a radial head fracture you will likely need some reduction and casting it depends on severity of injury. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for a non-displaced radial head fracture?

What are some treatments for a non-displaced radial head fracture?

Immobilization: can use a splint,cast or even a sling if non=displaced. needs follow up X-rays ...Read more

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How long should I experience pain for with a nondisplaced radial head fracture of the elbow?

How long should I experience pain for with a nondisplaced radial head fracture of the elbow?

6-8 weeks: Generally it take about 6-8 weeks for this fracture to heal. Being over 50, if you have any osteopenia it may take a little longer. It is really important that you continue to work on being able to straighten your elbow! Do not let it get stiff in the bent position. You should work on the range of motion at lease a couple of times a day. Just let pain be your guide as to when and where to stop ...Read more

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Tips on straighten my arm please. Have radial head fracture since July 6, 2015. Please help ?

Tips on straighten my arm please. Have radial head fracture since July 6, 2015. Please help
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Increase movement: My wife had the same thing and was told to carry her heavy purse in the affected hand down by her side as much as possible. Since it has been 3 months, already, you may or may not be able to straighten it any more than you can right now without additional operation. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more


Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more