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How long will it take a broken elbow to heal?

How long will it take a broken elbow to heal?

I agree, it depends: This depends on several factors, age (kids heal much more quickly than adults), whether the fracture is widely displaced - suggests greater disruption of blood supply, your underlying medical condition (health people heal more quickly), where the fracture is (which bone, what location) and how the fracture was treated - operatively or non-operatively. Good luck! ...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 it takes for a broken elbow to heal?

How long it takes for a broken elbow to heal?

Depends: Elbow fractures come in all shapes and sizes. Some need no treatment and you could use your elbow even before the bones heal. In other cases where the bones are displaced surgery may be needed. An x-ray and an examination by an orthopedic surgeon will help make the diagnosis to start the correct treatment. ...Read more

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How long should it take for a broken elbow to heal?

How long should it take for a broken elbow to heal?

Depends: Which bone?Your activity level?Cast or splint? Most fractures need 6-8 weeks to heal, some much more.Please follow your ortho's advice. ...Read more

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How long will a broken elbow take to heal?

A few weeks: Time to heal will depend on a few factors - such as presence of dislocation or not, presence of joint involvement or not. An uncomplicated elbow fracture will take 5-6 weeks to heal. ...Read more

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How much time does it take for a broken elbow to heal?

How much time does it take for a broken elbow to heal?

Elbow fracture hea: It depends on which bone, or part of you elbow. Most healthy adults take at least 8 -12 weeks to fully heal a fracture, if you factor in age, smoking, nutrition, other medical conditions, it could take a lot longer or mot heal at all. X-rays will tell usually. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to recover from a broken elbow?

Weeks to months: This can be a tough injury to recover from, mainly due to the work/time required to regain strength and range of motion. The key to recovery is range of motion - in most cases, you should begin range of motion at approximately 2 weeks, and subsequently progress to more aggressive rom as the bone heals. Typically a hinged elbow brace is used to protect the fracture while allowing range of motion. ...Read more

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What does getting broken elbow mean in the long run?

Depends: Witout knowing more about the fracture, long term consequences cannot be predicted. Some elbow fractures will heal and after rehab will have no long-rem problems. Others, especially those with significant joint damage cause loss of motion and possible post-traumatic arthrosis. You should did the fracture with your physician. ...Read more

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Would i still be able to do pushups with a broken elbow after it heals?

Yes: If the elbow heals correctly, completely and you retain your full range of motion, you should be able to return to push ups. ...Read more