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What will be done in the ER for a possible fractured elbow?
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Dr. Paul Grutter
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Xrays and a splint
Elbow fractures are diagnosed based on xrays of the elbow.
Most fractures can be splinted and referred to an orthopaedic surgeon for treatment. Severe fractures may need to be seen and treated by an orthopaedic surgeon immediately.

In brief: Xrays and a splint
Elbow fractures are diagnosed based on xrays of the elbow.
Most fractures can be splinted and referred to an orthopaedic surgeon for treatment. Severe fractures may need to be seen and treated by an orthopaedic surgeon immediately.
Dr. Paul Grutter
Dr. Paul Grutter
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Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: X-rays & a splint.
The only way to know for sure if the elbow is broken is to get a x-ray.
Once the x-ray had been performed you will be splinted and given a follow-up appointment with an orthopaedic surgeon. If the fracture is severe enough to require immediate attention, you may have to stay in the hospital for surgery.

In brief: X-rays & a splint.
The only way to know for sure if the elbow is broken is to get a x-ray.
Once the x-ray had been performed you will be splinted and given a follow-up appointment with an orthopaedic surgeon. If the fracture is severe enough to require immediate attention, you may have to stay in the hospital for surgery.
Dr. Robert Coats II
Dr. Robert Coats II
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