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How Can A Boxer Continue His Work If He Dislocated His Elbow
Elbow trauma: When the elbow is dislocated, the radius and ulna lose their normal alignment with the humerus. The joint needs to be 'reduced' back into place. Many elbow dislocations can then be treated with a brace. Sometimes, surgery is required for fractures and/or instability. ...Read more
Not usually?: The short answer is no -- unless you were born with them dislocated, and are having no problems -- then no treatment would be necessary. However if, it isnt such a situation, then it is extremely unlikely that it will improve on its own. ...Read more
Yes: Once the dislocation has been reduced back into place and held in a splint for 2-4 weeks then with physical therapy usually does not re-dislocate. It anything the problem after dislocation is stiffness. But if full range of motion is attempted too early or the ligaments do not heal or if there an associated fracture it can dislocate again.. ...Read more
See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
I dislocated my elbow a week ago and still can't move it it hurts due to the pain. Is this normal?
X-rays: If you have dislocated your elbow you will know right away:the pain will be very severe and you can not move it, if you try to move it the pain will be intense.You may have a frcture of the radial head.Only way to tell for sure is with x-rays. ...Read more
Disfigured.: The elbow would show an obvious deformity. Usually they dislocate posteriorly, meaning that the lower arm bone dislocates backwards, with regard to the upper arm. The person would not have any mobility at he elbow, if it were truly dislocated. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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