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How can I tell if I have a possible elbow dislocation?

How can I tell if I have a possible elbow dislocation?

X-ray: Elbow dislocations are almost exclusively due to trauma. So, if you did not have an injury, it's unlikely that your elbow is dislocated. Elbow dislocations are painful, the joint becomes swollen and range of motion is limited. The best way to know if your elbow is dislocated is to get a x-ray. ...Read more

Dr. Cyma Khalily
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Earlobe Repair (Definition)

Earlobe repair is generic term for any repair of the earlobe. A common reason for this is to repair an elongated or torn ear piercing. Heavy earings, pulling on earings or even the pressure from talking on the phone can cause an ear piercing to tear. Earlobe repair is a simple office procedure that can repair the piercing and allow you ...Read more


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What are some exercises for a elbow dislocation which is positioned back and I have stiffness?

What are some exercises for a elbow dislocation which is positioned back and I have stiffness?

See therapist: You should work closely with your othropedist and with a reputable physical therapist with interest and expertise in the elbow. This venue is too short for specific exercises. They will work with you to restore as much funtions and range of motion as possible. ...Read more

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What are the tests for traumatic elbow dislocation?

What are the tests for traumatic elbow dislocation?

Physical exam, xray: These are usually pretty obvious injuries that can be diagnosed by both physical exam and definitively with xrays. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a traumatic elbow dislocation?

What are the symptoms of a traumatic elbow dislocation?

Pain, deformity: These are usually obvious injuries with pain, deformity (depends on the location/direction of the dislocation, weakness, guarding (won't or can't use the arm) and occasionally numbness or vascular insufficiency. These are best treated promptly by a trained orthopedic surgeon, er physician or trauma surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for traumatic elbow dislocation?

Reduction: You need to be seen emergently and have the elbow relocated or reduced. Anesthesia/sedation is generally required to relax the muscles to allow for the joint to be reduced. You may require a period of immobilization. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Traumatic elbow dislocation?

What is the definition or description of: Traumatic elbow dislocation?

An injury 2 the--: -elbow that causes it 2 displace the ulna from the confines of the elbow. Usually significant trauma & very obvious 2 look at & very painful. ...Read more

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Suggestions for brace for elbow when working out. Status post elbow dislocation times thee years?

Suggestions for brace for elbow when working out. Status post elbow dislocation times thee years?

Depends: Most elbows are stable once the injury heals. If you are looking for an extra measure of support or comfort while working out, i would start with a simple slip-on neoprene elbow sleeve. If your elbow feels slightly unstable, you should see an orthopedic, preferably one who is an upper extremity expert. In rare instances, a subtle case of instability can cause problems with weightbearing activities. ...Read more

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I recently had an elbow dislocation and was placed again at the moment it happens. The radiographs were okey. Right now I have a swelling all over?

I recently had an elbow dislocation and was placed again at the moment it happens. The radiographs were okey. Right now I have a swelling all over?

Thats quite normal.: The swelling can and will persist for up to 2 months, and even more, depending how severe the injury was. Follow your orthopedist's advise. Taking Ibuprofen or aleve, (naproxen) or something else for swelling would help. Supervised therapy will be greatly beneficial. Compression bandage, like a heelbo would help with swelling and to protect it. ...Read more

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Had elbow dislocation(no frc),closed reduced by surgeon 80 days back.Elbow can be straightened 95% as before but small swelling on elbow still notgone?

Had elbow dislocation(no frc),closed reduced by surgeon 80 days back.Elbow can be straightened 95% as before but small swelling on elbow still notgone?

Swelling: This is not an unexpected result. Keep trying to improve the range of motion. You probably have a small bursitis reaction in the elbow and some fluid from that. It could be drained via needle, but it would probably come back. ...Read more

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When should a person start physical therapy and mobilize his elbow after elbow dislocation/fracture ?

When should a person start physical therapy and mobilize his elbow after elbow dislocation/fracture ?

Within a week: Assuming your fracture-dislocation was fixed surgically (as most are), it is critical to get your elbow moving within a week of surgery. You may never have full motion again (though it is possible), but to optimize your motion and elbow function, early motion is critical. ...Read more

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How much time for a dislocated elbow to heal?

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?

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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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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Could a pa assistant have the rite to reset a dislocated elbow that really wasnt 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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What is the best treatment for a dislocated elbow?

What is the best treatment for a dislocated elbow?

Reduce joint: X-rays need to be performed to ensure no fractures in addition to dislocation. Concomitant fractures demand additional consideration, and may change treatment. Assuming no fractures, vast majority of dislocations are managed with brief period of immobilization (3weeks), followed by rehab. ...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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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

Dr. John Landi
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Ac Joint Separation Repair (Definition)

Surgery is still controversial. Repair could include pinning, screw fixation, and/or ligament reconstruction, or some combination thereof. Pinning or screw fixation has shown limited long-term success without concomitant ligament reconstruction. New ligament reconstruction techniques seem promising, but ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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Dislocation (Definition)

Basically a joint dislocation is when the joint whatever it is either a knee, ac joint ankle etc doesn't line up and shifts out of place and there is a deformity of that joint. Often times dislocations need to be reduced or put back into alignment by special techniques. ...Read more