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How can a boxer continue his work if he dislocated his elbow?

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Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Can't

A boxer would have no power to his punch when his elbow dislocates and would lose as the ref would stop the fight.
Find a cause and c if it can b fixed. If so do it, but do not return to boxing.

In brief: Can't

A boxer would have no power to his punch when his elbow dislocates and would lose as the ref would stop the fight.
Find a cause and c if it can b fixed. If so do it, but do not return to boxing.
Dr. Peter Ihle
Dr. Peter Ihle
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Dr. James Eitner
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends On Injury

There are several types and degrees of elbow dislocations.
How soon a boxer could return to full activity would depend on the injury and rehab. During rehab, there are activities in boxing that they will be able to do. They will be able to increase the level of activities as their rehab progress.

In brief: Depends On Injury

There are several types and degrees of elbow dislocations.
How soon a boxer could return to full activity would depend on the injury and rehab. During rehab, there are activities in boxing that they will be able to do. They will be able to increase the level of activities as their rehab progress.
Dr. James Eitner
Dr. James Eitner
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3 comments
Dr. Peter Ihle
this question implies mulyiple dislocations. if so don't you think a surgical reconstruction of the ligaments is more likely to be helpful?
Dr. James Eitner
If there have been multiple dislocations, then surgery maybe warranted. The question only indicated that the elbow had been dislocated, without mention of which part of the joint had been dislocated, number of times, fracture involved, or even if it was a medical diagnosis of a dislocation. I have had several athletes come in with histories of "dislocations," which turned out to be hyperextension injuries.
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