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Do you get a cast when you fracture an elbow?
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In brief: Yes
This type of fracture will need to be treated with a cast.

In brief: Yes
This type of fracture will need to be treated with a cast.
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Depends
It really depends on the type of fracture, but yes, many elbow fractures will require initial casting.
Very minor fractures may just be treated in a sling initially. The key to elbow fractures is to restore range of motion as soon as possible, typically starting at 2 - 3 weeks, so the cast is often switched to a hinged brace at that point.

In brief: Depends
It really depends on the type of fracture, but yes, many elbow fractures will require initial casting.
Very minor fractures may just be treated in a sling initially. The key to elbow fractures is to restore range of motion as soon as possible, typically starting at 2 - 3 weeks, so the cast is often switched to a hinged brace at that point.
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
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