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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

Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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Dislocation (Definition)

Dislocation is a condition in which a bone has come out of place from a joint, usually due to a sports injury, a fall, a bike/car accident, or a birth defect. The dislocated joint can have its out-of-place bone put back into proper position, but further treatment may be needed ...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?

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 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?

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 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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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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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

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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

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