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Doctor insights on: Open Surgical Repair Of A Dislocated Elbow

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Help cure a dislocated elbow?

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. Rahul Banerjee
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Dislocated Elbow (Definition)

Traumatic elbow dislocation is the condition where a bone of the elbow become displaced from its normal connection at the elbow joint. This is most often caused by trauma, such as falling ...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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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.?

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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What is the treatment for for patients with dislocated elbow?

Relocate the Elbow: The first thing that needs to be done is to put the elbow joint back in place. This is an urgent issue and needs to be done quickly to avoid long term damage. After the elbow is relocated, the doctor or surgeon will need to assess the stability. If the elbow is unstable surgery may be required. If the elbow is stable it may only need a splint for a short time and then range of motion exercises. ...Read more

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How to fix a dislocated elbow?

How to fix a dislocated elbow?

See ortho: It depends on what structures were demaged when the elbow dislocated. Ligaments are always damaged and sometimes bones about the elbow can be fractured. ...Read more

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What is done for a dislocated elbow?

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