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Hyperextended elbow symptoms. When is an X-ray needed?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Judgement

It is a judgement call.
If you had a significant injury and have pain and swelling in your elbow, it would be good to be seen just to make sure you did not sustain a fracture.

In brief: Judgement

It is a judgement call.
If you had a significant injury and have pain and swelling in your elbow, it would be good to be seen just to make sure you did not sustain a fracture.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Dr. Edward Hellman
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Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Pain persists

If the pain and/or swelling does not rapidly improve, have an evaluation by a physician.
You may require an xray.

In brief: Pain persists

If the pain and/or swelling does not rapidly improve, have an evaluation by a physician.
You may require an xray.
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
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