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How do you treat a broken elbow?

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Dr. Jason Boyer
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Treatment depends on where the elbow is broken and how far the pieces have moved.
There are some elbow fractures that require surgery to ensure no function is lost in the future, but some only require time and gentle exercise. Speaking to an orthopedic doctor will give you the best guidance on what is best for you.

In brief: Depends

Treatment depends on where the elbow is broken and how far the pieces have moved.
There are some elbow fractures that require surgery to ensure no function is lost in the future, but some only require time and gentle exercise. Speaking to an orthopedic doctor will give you the best guidance on what is best for you.
Dr. Jason Boyer
Dr. Jason Boyer
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Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Casting

Depending upon the severity/nature of the fracture; any orthopedist would usually realign the joint appropriately and apply either a splint, cast; or if needed; repair the joint operatively and then cast to insure immobility of the joint to facilitate proper healing.
Best to ask your orthopedist.

In brief: Casting

Depending upon the severity/nature of the fracture; any orthopedist would usually realign the joint appropriately and apply either a splint, cast; or if needed; repair the joint operatively and then cast to insure immobility of the joint to facilitate proper healing.
Best to ask your orthopedist.
Dr. Paul Cohen
Dr. Paul Cohen
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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
Surgery - Trauma

In brief: Screw it

Surgical OR IF of the olecronon

In brief: Screw it

Surgical OR IF of the olecronon
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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