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How could I know if my elbow is broken?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Pain

Pain, swelling, difficulty moving all would be potential signs of a fracture.
I would not hesitate to be seen.

In brief: Pain

Pain, swelling, difficulty moving all would be potential signs of a fracture.
I would not hesitate to be seen.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Dr. Edward Hellman
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Dr. Robert Dunbar
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Pain, loss of motion

I agree with my colleague who has already provided an answer, but there are some symptoms that while not specific, might point you in the direction of having a fracture.
Significant loss of motion after a specific trauma or ongoing, unrelentling pain might signal a fracture. You can feel the ulna bone in the forearm significant tenderness or a palpable defect may be present. Good luck!

In brief: Pain, loss of motion

I agree with my colleague who has already provided an answer, but there are some symptoms that while not specific, might point you in the direction of having a fracture.
Significant loss of motion after a specific trauma or ongoing, unrelentling pain might signal a fracture. You can feel the ulna bone in the forearm significant tenderness or a palpable defect may be present. Good luck!
Dr. Robert Dunbar
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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Xray

Unfortunately, you can't tell for sure without an xray.
See your doctor.

In brief: Xray

Unfortunately, you can't tell for sure without an xray.
See your doctor.
Dr. Maritza Baez
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