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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
I recently dislocated my elbow. Hour long is the position supposed to last? It's been almost a week and still a lot of pain after reduction.
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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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
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
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
I hit my arm right bellow my elbow and I think I felt it dislocate then pop back into place. It's swollen and I am having pain. Do I need to see a dr?
Yes: You should have your elbow evaluated including xrays to make sure there are no fractures. You should see an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Yes: This is a common, but stable injury. People usually return to their previous level of activity without significant long-term issues. ...Read more
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