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I broke my elbow and im having surgery in a week. Is this wait time normal?

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Dr. Robert Coats II
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In brief: It Depends on injury

There is typically no emergency with an elbow fracture.
The swelling associated with acute injury make surgery more difficult. As long as the arm is warm, not to painful and without numbness/tingling, it's ok to wait for surgery.

In brief: It Depends on injury

There is typically no emergency with an elbow fracture.
The swelling associated with acute injury make surgery more difficult. As long as the arm is warm, not to painful and without numbness/tingling, it's ok to wait for surgery.
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