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How long after elbow fracture should I return to work?

How long after elbow fracture should I return to work?

It depends: Return to work after an elbow injury depends on the type of work that is done the severity of the injury and the type of treatment was rendered. In some cases to me use of the elbow is acceptable. But in more severe cases especially if surgery was used for treatment, a long period of time maybe needed for recovery. ...Read more

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Dr. Sewa Legha
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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


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How soon back to work after elbow fracture surgery?

elbow surgery: That depends on the severity of the fracture, the stability of the fixation, and the type of work you do...Among many other factors. Talk with your surgeon. ...Read more

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How long before i can start liftting weights after elbow fracture?

How long before i can start liftting weights after elbow fracture?

Strength training: Usually is best pursued once supple range of motion is restored and swelling has decreased. Motion is very important to work on after a fracture in an elboe. ...Read more

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How long is the healing process for an elbow fracture with partial tear in ligament and tendon?

How long is the  healing process for an elbow fracture with partial tear in ligament and tendon?

6-8weeks usually: The partially torn ligament does not need to be operated on but the fracture might if the joint surface is disrupted. ...Read more

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Can i play ball after an olecranon (elbow) fracture?

Yes: Assuming your fracture has healed without complications, you should be able to return to all pre-injury activities. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

Broken bone is also known as Fracture. A bone fracture is a condition in which there is a break in the bone. It can be caused by a high force injury or it may result from a previous medical condition that involves weakening of the bone. Common symptoms include severe pain, swelling of the surrounding ...Read more