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Just had MRI elbow, have partial tear LCL and ulnar subluxation. Surgery or therapy? Lots of snapping/pain.

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Dr. Jeff McFadden
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In brief: Depends.

On what your orthopedist recommends as he/she has examined you and has more insight into your injury.
I would guess physical therapy is going to be first line option with surgery reserved if PT and rehabilatation is not successful. Your orthopedist may specialize in just the elbow/shoulder and have vast experience. Ask him/her about similar patient outcomes. Trust in your orthopedist.

In brief: Depends.

On what your orthopedist recommends as he/she has examined you and has more insight into your injury.
I would guess physical therapy is going to be first line option with surgery reserved if PT and rehabilatation is not successful. Your orthopedist may specialize in just the elbow/shoulder and have vast experience. Ask him/her about similar patient outcomes. Trust in your orthopedist.
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