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What could I do to help my elbow fracture heal?

What could I do to help my elbow fracture heal?

Elbow fracture: In general, initially you need to be inmoblized with cast for 2-3 weeks. Then use brace for a couple of weeks. Then go through physical therapy. ...Read more

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Dr. John Landi
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Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more


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My daughter is 4 years old. she got an elbow fracture along with median and ulnar nerve compression. Will this heal?

My daughter is 4 years old. she got an elbow fracture along with median and ulnar nerve compression. Will this heal?

Possibly: The fracture will likely heal if properly tended.Nerve compressions heel better than cut nerves.If nerve sheaths haven't been severed, the nerves have a chance of regrowing properly following the tract that remains.If the nerves were severed & the tracts disrupted, the nerves may not regrow properly.Regardless, as long as a neuroma doesn't form,a brain can sometimes rewire to allow proper function ...Read more

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Signs of a possible elbow fracture?

Signs of a possible elbow fracture?

Several things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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How to cope with an elbow fracture?

How to cope with an elbow fracture?

See below: You can ask the question in a straightforward manner. Your doctor would be happy to answer it for you. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of an elbow fracture?

What are symptoms of an elbow fracture?

Pain.: Pain and swelling would be present. There could be discoloration on the skin. Xrays would be required to try todetect the fracture. ...Read more

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How long after elbow fracture should I return to work?

How long after elbow fracture should I return to work?

It depends: Return to work after an elbow injury depends on the type of work that is done the severity of the injury and the type of treatment was rendered. In some cases to me use of the elbow is acceptable. But in more severe cases especially if surgery was used for treatment, a long period of time maybe needed for recovery. ...Read more

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Do I have to get a plaster for a minor elbow fracture?

It depends: What is the definition of "minor" in theis case, and where in the elbow is the fracture. Fracture care depends on a lot of factors... You may need a cast, but i highly suggest that you see a specialist if you have an elbow fracture. ...Read more

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How long before i can start liftting weights after elbow fracture?

How long before i can start liftting weights after elbow fracture?

Strength training: Usually is best pursued once supple range of motion is restored and swelling has decreased. Motion is very important to work on after a fracture in an elboe. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

A bone fracture is a condition in which there is a break in the bone. It can be caused by a high force injury or it may result from a previous medical condition that involves weakening of the bone. Common symptoms include severe pain, swelling of the surrounding ...Read more