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How can I tell if I have a possible elbow dislocation?

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Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: X-ray

Elbow dislocations are almost exclusively due to trauma.
So, if you did not have an injury, it's unlikely that your elbow is dislocated. Elbow dislocations are painful, the joint becomes swollen and range of motion is limited. The best way to know if your elbow is dislocated is to get a x-ray.

In brief: X-ray

Elbow dislocations are almost exclusively due to trauma.
So, if you did not have an injury, it's unlikely that your elbow is dislocated. Elbow dislocations are painful, the joint becomes swollen and range of motion is limited. The best way to know if your elbow is dislocated is to get a x-ray.
Dr. Robert Coats II
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