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I recently dislocated my elbow. How long will it be before I can do pushups again?

I recently dislocated my elbow. How long will it be before I can do pushups again?

It depends: This depends on the severity of the injury, the number of disrupted ligaments and associated injuries and should be discussed with the orthopedic surgeon treating your injury. Generally, stability of the joint will progress as ligament healing occurs over 6-12 weeks. If instability persists, surgery may be necessary, and this can prolong healing time and return to activities such as push-ups. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long for a dislocated elbow to heal?

Can you tell me how long for a dislocated elbow to heal?

2-3 months.: One the dislocated elbow is re-located, it can take 8-12 weeks of rest and physical therapy, to restore the elbow to it's full function. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from a dislocated elbow?

Depends: Severity of the injury makes a difference. On the average, most have regain full motion, strength and function and resolution of pain within 12 weeks. Those with a fracture may recover a longer recovery. ...Read more

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How long does it normally take to recover from a dislocated elbow?

How long does it normally take to recover from a dislocated elbow?

It depends: On the severity of the dislocation. A simple dislocation heals in 3 months. A dislocation where there is ligamentous injury or bony fracture can require surgery for stability and then immobilization for 2 to 3 months. ...Read more

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Dislocated elbow --- how long do you have to wear a splint?

Dislocated elbow --- how long do you have to wear a splint?

About 4-6 weeks: Typically if have truly had an elbow
dislocation, you will need to be immoblized
for 4-6 weeks to allow soft tissue healed
and prevent instability in the future
after that you will likely need therapy to
regain your normal motion and strength. ...Read more

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Can a dislocated elbow affect your entire body?

Indirectly: In the sense that you will have to alter your mechanics when using the affected elbow. ...Read more

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What to do if I found out my dislocated elbow was popped back in wrong, what should I do?

See a specialist.: Dislocated elbows are a serious orthopedic condition. You should see an orthopedic elbow surgeon, who could determine what the best course of action should be. Sometimes there could be a lose body in the joint, or a fracture, which may require surgical care. ...Read more

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Can I fly with a dislocated elbow?

Can I fly with a dislocated elbow?

Yes for treatment: If you are stranded in a remote area, otherwise you need immediate treatment as if untreated may lead to serious complications. ...Read more

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Does a dislocated elbow affect your entire arm?

Does a dislocated elbow affect your entire arm?

Yes: Many muscles from your forearm and upper arm cross the elbow, as do nerves and blood vessels, any of these can be disrupted all can be strained. It can make your neck hurt also. ...Read more

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Anyone know how to get my elbow straightened after being fractured and dislocated?

Anyone know how to get my elbow straightened after being fractured and dislocated?

Physical therapy: My first question to you would be did you see an orthopedist for the fracture and has it fully healed? If the answer to these questions are "yes" then you will need to undergo physical therapy to regain the full range of motion of your elbow. ...Read more

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I might have dislocated an elbow. Is it a good idea to place elastic bandage to compress it?

I might have dislocated an elbow. Is it a good idea to place elastic bandage to compress it?

Get an xray: Christy, it is very difficult to sustain a dislocaion of an elbow in that it takes a signicant impact for that to occur. Rest and ice and support for now. Avoid an ace wrap as this may cause swelling above or below the elbow. It is very important for you to get an xray of your elbow to get a correct diagnosis. If the xray is abnormal, you need to followup with an orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Could a pa assistant have the rite to reset a dislocated elbow that really wasn't to begin with.?

Could a pa assistant have the rite to reset a dislocated elbow that really wasn't to begin with.?

PA rites?: Most pas are qualified and are credentialed to legally relocate elbows and reduce fracture (reset them). They work under the supervision of a doctor in most instances. I cannot really comment about the 'really wasn't to begin with part since I wasn't there and have no xrays to confirm. ...Read more

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Pain down my arm all the way to my fingers but my elbow is really getting disfigured, almost luke its dislocated and then pain is excrutiating?

Pain down my arm all the way to my fingers but my elbow is really getting disfigured, almost luke its dislocated and then pain is excrutiating?

Elbow/arm pain: See a doctor/urgent care today you need an xray. Could be cuboidal tunnel syndrome (like carpal tunnel but at the elbow)or could be coming from the cervical spine, or gout at the elbow or arthritis, bursitis or effusion (fluid in the sacs around the joint) Could be lyme as well. Follow up today with doctor /urgent care. ...Read more

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Help cure a dislocated elbow?

Immobilization: Xrays are needed to ensure no fractures. If elbow dislocation without fracture, closed reduction is needed. Immobilization with elbow flexed 90 degrees, forearm slightly pronated for 3 weeks. Usually, ot to help regain range of motion. ...Read more

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How to fix a dislocated elbow?

How to fix a dislocated elbow?

See your doctor: He/she will refer you to an orthopedic surgeon who will be able to stabilize it. ...Read more

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What is done for a dislocated elbow?

Depends: A simple dislocation (no bone was fractured) is typically treated with a reduction (put the joint back in place), a brief period of immobilization (1-2 weeks) and therapy. The recurrence rate (chance of it happening again) is exceeding low. If a bone was fractured in the dislocation- then we usually have to do surgery to fix the fracture or the elbow will remain unstable over time. ...Read more

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How could I treat my dislocated elbow?

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 more

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What are the signs of a dislocated elbow?

What are the signs of a dislocated elbow?

Pain and swelling: Pain, swelling, deformity and decreased range of motion. You may also note tingling, numbness and weakness. Get it checked out to be sure there is no vascular or neurological damage as they can accompany some dislocations in major joints. ...Read more

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How do you fix a broken and dislocated elbow?

How do you fix a broken and dislocated elbow?

Depends on the site: It depends on the site of break and it may need only putting the dislocation back and placing a cast.Or it may need surgery and cast. ...Read more

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How much time for a dislocated elbow to heal?

Elbow healing time: That can vary. If it was a simple dislocation with minimal ligament damage, it should be stable and ready to go within 4-6 weeks. If you have a fracture, or ligament damage with instability, it may not 'heal' and still will be unstable. You really should have it looked at by a sports medicine provider or orthopedic provider. ...Read more

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What are good exercises to help a dislocated elbow?

How fresh?: Generally speaking, a dislocated elbow, if it is reduced, need to be immobilized three weeks then begin rom. This is to diminish the chance of redislocation. If all is stable after three wks, then acive only range of motion should be done. That is, what your muscles can do to move the joint back and forth. It is common to loose motion permeantly. Good luck. See an occupational therapist. ...Read more

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Is there a way to know if I have a dislocated elbow?

Usually dramatic: An elbow dislocation is usually a high energy injury. Deformity, pain, immediate swelling and marked loss of motion are typical. ...Read more

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Can someone with a dislocated elbow ever volleyball again?

Yes: This is a common, but stable injury. People usually return to their previous level of activity without significant long-term issues. ...Read more