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I recently dislocated my elbow. How long will it be before I can do pushups again?

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Dr. Vishal Shah
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: It depends

This depends on the severity of the injury, the number of disrupted ligaments and associated injuries and should be discussed with the orthopedic surgeon treating your injury.
Generally, stability of the joint will progress as ligament healing occurs over 6-12 weeks. If instability persists, surgery may be necessary, and this can prolong healing time and return to activities such as push-ups.

In brief: It depends

This depends on the severity of the injury, the number of disrupted ligaments and associated injuries and should be discussed with the orthopedic surgeon treating your injury.
Generally, stability of the joint will progress as ligament healing occurs over 6-12 weeks. If instability persists, surgery may be necessary, and this can prolong healing time and return to activities such as push-ups.
Dr. Vishal Shah
Dr. Vishal Shah
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Dont rush it

Heal what is the hurry? Work on rom first then strength.
Full extension is often lost foreverwait six weeks then work with ot to get motion back then strengthen the elbow is uniquie muscle strength will not help with stability it is all ligaments and boney anatomy luckily it does not have a complex motion except forearm rotation.

In brief: Dont rush it

Heal what is the hurry? Work on rom first then strength.
Full extension is often lost foreverwait six weeks then work with ot to get motion back then strengthen the elbow is uniquie muscle strength will not help with stability it is all ligaments and boney anatomy luckily it does not have a complex motion except forearm rotation.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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