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How long should my son stay out of school after a broken elbow with surgery?

How long should my son stay out of school after a broken elbow with surgery?

Depends: That would be up to your orthopedist. There are usually a day or so and usually less than a week of rest and elevation and use of ice and pain meds and then depending on the splinting and comfort, the child can return to scool with the proper accommodations. Being out more than a week would seem like a long time to me unless complicated fracture. ...Read more

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Dr. Ajay Balaram
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Broken Elbow (Definition)

A fracture of the joint between the upper arm & forearm that may include supra condylar, radial head, radial neck, olecranon, medial or lateral epicondyle, coranoid, ...Read more


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How long would my son stay out of school for a broken elbow with surgery?

How long would my son stay out of school for a broken elbow with surgery?

Ask UR doc: This is based on type of fracture, and type of surgery, and the stability if the repair, so ask the surgeon their recommendation. ...Read more

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With a broken elbow, how long will it remain painful at the wrist when turning a key ignition or door knobs? Wrist hurts 3 weeks after elbow surgery.

With a broken elbow, how long will it remain painful at the wrist when  turning a key ignition or door knobs? Wrist hurts 3 weeks after elbow surgery.

Elbow surgery: The interosseous membrane can be injured with elbow trauma. This runs between the bones in the forearm (radius and ulna). This can lead to pain in the forearm with pronation/supination (palm up/palm down). X-rays performed of the wrist will ensure that the distal radial ulnar joint was not involved in your accident and be a separate reason your wrist still hurts. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel no pain after broken elbow surgery?

Yes, that can happen: I see 1-2 patients every couple of months, who have no need for any pain meds after surgery. After a fractured bone is fixed, the pain greatly reduces. So you are quite normal. Good luck ; happy holidays. ...Read more

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What happens to a broken elbow after having surgery?

What happens to a broken elbow after having surgery?

See below: Depending on the surgery and your degree of health, as well as rehab, it should heal within 12 weeks. ...Read more

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With a newly fixed broken elbow can a 12 year old go to school?

Yes: If still in a cast, and the cast is on the dominant arm, may need help with writing. ...Read more

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Can you go to school with a broken elbow?

Can you go to school with a broken elbow?

Yes..immobilization : As long as the the fracture is immobilized in a cast or splint, it should be ok to do most things. Function of the broken arm will be limited, but not totally. ...Read more

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I broke my elbow and im having surgery in a week. Is this wait time normal?

It Depends on injury: There is typically no emergency with an elbow fracture. The swelling associated with acute injury make surgery more difficult. As long as the arm is warm, not to painful and without numbness/tingling, it's ok to wait for surgery. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Kwok
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