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How long should I experience pain for with a nondisplaced radial head fracture of the elbow?

6-8 weeks. Generally it take about 6-8 weeks for this fracture to heal. Being over 50, if you have any osteopenia it may take a little longer. It is really important that you continue to work on being able to straighten your elbow! Do not let it get stiff in the bent position. You should work on the range of motion at lease a couple of times a day. Just let pain be your guide as to when and where to stop. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: radial head fracture?

Radial head. The radial head is a concave end on the top part of the radius bone of the forearm that articulates with the elbow. It can be fractured with a fall on an outstetched hand as has been assocated with dislocations. Read more...
Radial head. Radial head is the proximal aspect of the radius a bone in your forearm that ends in articulation with the elbow at the capitellum on the lateral side of the distal humerus the radius spins at the radiocapitellar joint as you rotate your forearm. Minor fractures there can result from a simple fall to the hand or severe complex fractures associated with dislocation or ligament injury. Read more...

What can I do about a cominuted radial head fracture?

See your doctor. This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. Read more...

Do doctors see a lot of patients with radial head fracture?

Elbow fractures. Well, it depends on if they (the doc) see a lot people who slip and fall or suffer some other form of trauma that may affect the elbow. Orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine and occupational medicine docs surely get their fill of them! =). Read more...

Tips on straighten my arm please. Have radial head fracture since July 6, 2015. Please help?

Increase movement. My wife had the same thing and was told to carry her heavy purse in the affected hand down by her side as much as possible. Since it has been 3 months, already, you may or may not be able to straighten it any more than you can right now without additional operation. Read more...