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Doctor insights on: Misshapen Elbow

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How are broken elbows fixed?

How are broken elbows fixed?

Broken elbow?: Treatment if broken (fractured) elbows depends on the bones injured and the type of injury. Some injuries may be treated without surgery. Other injuries will require opening the elbow, lining up the broken fragments, and fixing then with metal hardware. In some cases a portion if the elbow may need to be replaced with artificial part. ...Read more

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Whats golfer's elbow?

Whats golfer's elbow?

Elbow pain: Tendinitis or tendinosis of the medial or inner aspect of the elbow. This is the location where the muscles which flex your wrist and fingers originate. Symptoms would include pain and weakness in that location. It is similar to tennis elbow, which occurs on the outer aspect or lateral aspect of the elbow. ...Read more

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When to replace elbow?

Last resort: Elbow replacement surgery is really reserved as the end of the road procedure for severe arthritis or deformity of the elbow. A replacement carries with it high risk of infection (upwards to 10%) and permanent weight lifting restrictions of less than 2-5lbs. This is really meant for low demand elderly people with failure of all other measures or severe fractures in the elderly. ...Read more

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What is golfer's elbow?

What is golfer's elbow?

Medial epicondylitis: Golfers elbow (medial epicondylitis) is a form of a family of disorders called "Insertional Tendinopathies." Essentially the attachment of the flexor-pronator muscle mass of the forearm gets a tear, which is usually microscopic, and results from a strenuous event. Golf can cause it but most cases I see are from other activities. Treatment is directed at decreasing inflammation/promote healin ...Read more

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Acute golfers elbow. Help?

Acute golfers elbow. Help?

Golfer's elbow: Anti inflammatories can be tried along with physiotherapy . If not helping consult with your doctor for considering steroid injection. http://patient.info/doctor/tennis-elbow-and-golfers-elbow ...Read more

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I have a pain in my elbow.

I have a pain in my elbow.

Sorry to hear that..: But without much more info there can be no diagnosis, if that is what you seek since you did not ask a question. Please see a local physician for an examination. ...Read more

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What causes a golfer's elbow?

Golfers elbow: Golfers elbow is caused by stress to the inner aspect of the elbow. This is due to the position of the elbow during the swing process. Inflammation develops in the tendon on that side of the elbow. ...Read more

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Think I have broken my Elbow?

Urgent care: Go to an urgent care to get an x-ray - that is the only way to find out! ...Read more

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Why do my elbow creases itch?

Pruritis: Itching can be caused by several things including local dermatitis (rash), heat rashes, fungal infections, etc. If this continues, get it evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have 1 problem in my elbow?

I have 1 problem in my elbow?

Elbow problem: U need to be more specific like stating what you r experiencing like severity and frequency of pain ,swelling, stiffness. Any trauma. ? Any prior episodes ? Any other joints involved. Any constitutional symptoms like fatigue ,fever, appetite loss etc? ...Read more

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Pain when leaning on my elbow?

Pain when leaning on my elbow?

Depends: It depends on which side of your elbow and where the pain might be. If you are suffering pain right over the point of your elbow when you lean on it, it could be skin irritation to a bursitis. If you get it on the inside or outside (medial or lateral) aspects, then it is more likely tendon issues. I hope this helps a little and best of luck! ...Read more

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What is done for a hurt elbow?

Depends: You need to understand how severe the injury is and seek medical advice to determine what your treatment options are and what your recovery time will be. ...Read more

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Pain in my elbow. Please help?

Eval: Recommend medical assessment to determine the cause. Your doctor can develop a treatment plan based on this. Acupuncture can be very helpful for a number of causes of elbow pain. ...Read more

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Why do I get scabs on my elbows?

Why do I get scabs on my elbows?

May be psoriasis: Hard to say without seeing. The presence of thickened red scaly plaques on the elbows & knees can be common sites for psoriasis. I would see a dermatologist to have it checked. ...Read more

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I can't bend my elbow backwards?

Elbow: Hyperextension of elbow is possible in some flexible and hyperomobile people, but in general it will cause injury. ...Read more

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A sack of fluid on my elbow why?

Olecranon Bursitis: Common finding after irritation at the elbow or injury. Usually goes away on its own, but some physicians suggest draining it, especially if it looks infected. Get it checked out by your physician. ...Read more

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How could i make my elbow better?

How could i make my elbow better?

Elbow: That depends on what is wrong with your elbow and you have given no information here to even remotely begin to answer this question. Elbow issues are usually not difficult to diagnose or treat usually. Would be glad to suggest option if you would provide more information in order to help you. ...Read more

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How to know if my elbow is broken?

Self- diagnosis is: Not a good approach. Medical history, xray and physical exam normally yield an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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How can you tell if elbow is broken?

How can you tell if elbow is broken?

An x-ray: The best way to diagnose a fracture a bone or joint is my getting an x-ray. This coupled with an evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon will establish the diagnosis and determine the treatment plan. ...Read more

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How do I know if my elbow is broken?

How do I know if my elbow is broken?

Pain & swelling: Limitation of movement and deformity are the most important sign, x- ray will the suspicion. ...Read more