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How long should I experience pain for with a nondisplaced radial head fracture of the elbow?

6-8 weeks. Generally it take about 6-8 weeks for this fracture to heal. Being over 50, if you have any osteopenia it may take a little longer. It is really important that you continue to work on being able to straighten your elbow! Do not let it get stiff in the bent position. You should work on the range of motion at lease a couple of times a day. Just let pain be your guide as to when and where to stop. Read more...

I have a radial head fracture. It happened ten days ago. Still swollen. Is it okay to regularly put ice on it?

Ice – no harm. Ice is most helpful in the first 48 to 72 hours. It helps to control swelling and pain.Even now, periodic use of ice – 20 minutes every 2 to 3 hours while awake will still help relieve pain and the inflammation of injury. If you have a radial head fracture – began extension stretching exercises to your elbow as soon as possible. Loss of elbow extension is a risk with radial head fractures. Read more...

Have a radial head fracture by elbow. How come I have to have "aggressive range of motion" instead of a cast?

Avoid stiffness . Elbow is a complex joint that tends to get very stiff with prolonged immobilization so if the fracture of radial head is not displaced and stable then you only need to rest the elbow till acute pain subsides and then start range of motion exercises to prevent stiffness of the elbow good luck. Read more...

I am still experiencing moderate to severe pain in my elbow 3 months following a radial head fracture. Is this normal and if not what coulha it be?

Not typical. It is not typical to experience moderate to severe pain three months after a fracture. It is possible tou may have some inflammation present. See your doctor for an evaluation. Read more...