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How long could it take to heal a minorly fractured elbow (for a teen)?

How long could it take to heal a minorly fractured elbow (for a teen)?

Six weeks: It depends on the type of fracture - an elbow fracture may involve the radius, the ulna, the humerus, or a combination of the three. It also depends on the severity of the injury and other health conditions (diabetics and smokers tend to heal more slowly). In general, though, a teenager with an elbow fracture should heal the fracture in about six weeks. ...Read more

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Dr. Austina Cho
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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 can you heal a fractured elbow?

How can you heal a fractured elbow?

Immobization: Fractures heal best when they are stabilized. Some fractures can be stabilized with a cast ot splint, while some require surgical stabilization with plates and screws or pins. It all depends on the location and severity of the fracture. See a board certified orthopaedic surgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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How long need I take off work for a fractured elbow?

Depends: A lot depends on the nature of your fracture, but even more so on the nature of your work. A sedntry office worker with a mild fracture might be able to return the next day after an elbow fracture, whereas a manual laborere with a sever elblow injury might be out 6-12 weeks or even never be able to return. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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How long will it take for a fractured elbow heel?

How long will it take for a fractured elbow heel?

6-8 weeks: Is the general time for any bone to heal. Make sure you are not vitamin d deficient and follow your doctors orders with regard to care, i.E cast, sling etc. ...Read more

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Could i move a fractured elbow?

Moving fractured elb: You can in some instances. If it is a non-displaced fracture (looks stable), protected motion is ok. If it looks like it is crushed, or the joint is compromised, you may need surgery. I would advise an x-ray asap. ...Read more

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How should I stop work with my fractured elbow?

How should I stop work with my fractured elbow?

Fracture elbow: Not sure what you mean and depends on the type of fracture. You should not do any heavy lifting, pulling, pushing, or climbing with the fractures arm. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a broken or fractured elbow?

What are the symptoms of a broken or fractured elbow?

Pain: Pain on bending or locking clicking point tenderness swelling echymosis see a doctor who can take an xray if they feel it is necessary. ...Read more

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What happens if you have a fractured elbow and you move it too much?

You can not move: Rracture elbow is treated with immobolising the elbow with cast or a splint and should not be moved as it can cause complications. ...Read more

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What would doctors do for a fractured elbow?

What would doctors do for a fractured elbow?

It depends: Elbow fractures can be treated in a variety of ways. Non-displaced fractures of the elbow joint can usually be treated with immobilization in a cast, splint or sling. Displaced fracture, especially if they involve the joint surface, require open reduction and internal fixation. Pediatric elbow fractures often require percutaneous pinning. See a board certified orthopaedic surgeon for evaluation. ...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