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How long should my son stay out of school after a broken elbow with surgery?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

That would be up to your orthopedist.
There are usually a day or so and usually less than a week of rest and elevation and use of ice and pain meds and then depending on the splinting and comfort, the child can return to scool with the proper accommodations. Being out more than a week would seem like a long time to me unless complicated fracture.

In brief: Depends

That would be up to your orthopedist.
There are usually a day or so and usually less than a week of rest and elevation and use of ice and pain meds and then depending on the splinting and comfort, the child can return to scool with the proper accommodations. Being out more than a week would seem like a long time to me unless complicated fracture.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics

In brief: Ask

There is much variability to the individual scenarios.
Your surgeon is the best person to ask.

In brief: Ask

There is much variability to the individual scenarios.
Your surgeon is the best person to ask.
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