fractured elbow cast hand swelling

I fractured my elbow. I have a cast, but now my hand is swelling. Is my hand fractured too?

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Dr. Otto J. Placik
Plastic Surgery
 Immobility Heart Infection Exercise Cast Hand Elbow Fracture Palm Swelling

Finger elbow swellin


This may be due to immobility and swelling. Arm elevation above your heart can definitely improve this. Gentle finger range of motion exercises, if permitted by your surgeon, can also be beneficial. I would discuss this with your surgeon to make sure it is not an indication of something worse such as infection.
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How long before a cast can be put on a 3 yr old's broken elbow?

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Elbow Bone Broken elbow Cast Elbow Injuries Premature

Splint while swollen


The longer term cast is generally delayed until the initial swelling of the injury has subsided. This allows a snug fit so the cast will not allow excessive movement while the bones mend. Swelling tends to peak at 3 days+/- & subside enough after 5d- a week to cast. Timing can vary & the clinical judgment of the physician can decide if it's too early or late to cast.
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After cast removal for broken elbow, what happens to the elbow. Will it require therapy?

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Dr. Peter M. Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery
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1st U notice U have grown dark hair under Ur cast, goes away. 2nd skinny upper & lower arm. 3rd= stiff@ sore. This is true for all casted joints. There will B a need 4 PT & this Rx depends on the complexity of Ur Fx & if surgery was done. Fx elbow implies intraarticular so U will need lots of PT& hard work. U will need a protective splint 2 wear 4 a while.
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Flu & Cold

Do's And Don'ts

Got a cold? Washing hands often and coughing into elbow (not hand) can prevent spread.

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Infectious Disease
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Broken elbow 11 months ago and since being out of the cast she says it is still painful. It hurst to do hair, teeth and after playing. why is this?

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Dr. ROBERT Uyeda
General Surgery
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Difficult to say


but something seems wrong here. Have a pediatric orthopedic specialist take a look at her.
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I have a cast from hand to elbow. How can I keep it water proof?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
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Cover


Cover it in plastic wrap.
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Wash Hands. Wash Hands. Wash Hands. Wipe nose on your sleeve near elbow, not with your fingers.

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3 months after full arm cast my ortho change cast hand to near elbow is it ok allow movement on bayonet apposition? so to build callus?

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Dr. Peter Tomasello
Orthopedic Surgery
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 Arm Body Broken bone Callous Callus Cast Elbow Fracture Hand Humerus fracture Orthopedic surgery Palm Surgery

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I believe you're referring to a humerus fracture . if you've been in a cast for three months I would be concerned your elbows getting severely stiff, If your fracture isn't healing at this point you may consider surgery I would speak to your orthopedic surgeon
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3 months now my treating physician change arm cast palm until near elbow to allow movement is it okay on the bayonet apposition to allow movement?

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Dr. Peter M. Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery
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@ 24 U=adult.


I would have not accepted this position, but would have plated it especially if it was the ulna. U will not have the remodeling ability as a child. I would expect some loss of function with that position in an adult. B sure U R Cing an ortho guy.
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I have a broken elbow since Thursday I just want to know how long this serve pain lasts and it's really swollen still when should the swelling go down?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
Surgery-orthopedics; elbow Broken bone Broken elbow Elbow Fracture Numbness Pain Swelling

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You will have pain for few days depending on the fracture and if you any complications, let me advice if you a lot pain or numbness may be you have some complications, check with your doctor soon..
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I fractured my elbow and now hand is swelling as well. Is this normal?

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Dr. Edward W. Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
Elbow

Depends


Sometimes swelling in am elbow injury can track down the arm and cause swelling in the hand. An incorrectly applied splint or cast for an elbow fracture can also cause hand swelling. Finally, the same injury in which you hurt your elbow, you may have hurt your hand as well. Make sure your doctor is aware.
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My forearm aches I believe like tendinitis and my elbow down is swelling and my hand even feels a bit numb. Is that normal?

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Yes with elbow tendo


Yes, with tendonitis of the elbow are the ulnar nerve can become inflamed or compromise due to swelling and inflammation resulting in distal numbiness.
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