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What should I expect for a fractured elbow cast being removed after three weeks?

Elbow fracture. You will likely be very stiff after cast is removed. Elbow range-of-motion exercises with a trained physical therapist is probably appropriate. Make sure you are compliant with your treating doctor's recommendations as he/she will customize your treatment based on the fracture pattern and healing. Read more...
Stiffness Soreness. Expect stiffness after you come out of the cast. Your elbow will also be sore, it usually takes about six weeks for a fracture to heal. In the elbow we usually remove the cast earlier because you can lose a lot of elbow motion if it's in a cast too long. Read more...

Where can I get a cast for a fractured elbow?

See your doctor. This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. Read more...

I have a fractured elbow, in a splint. Is it okay to request a cast?

Sure. A splint is usually a temporary form of immobilization and is a good thing to use during the acute phase of an injury. After swelling has peaked, a cast can be placed to further immobilize the fracture. Just remember that a cast can not be removed like a splint can and has to be kept clean and dry. Read more...

How can you heal a fractured elbow?

Immobization. Fractures heal best when they are stabilized. Some fractures can be stabilized with a cast ot splint, while some require surgical stabilization with plates and screws or pins. It all depends on the location and severity of the fracture. See a board certified orthopaedic surgeon for evaluation and treatment. Read more...

What are the symptoms of a broken or fractured elbow?

Pain. Pain on bending or locking clicking point tenderness swelling echymosis see a doctor who can take an xray if they feel it is necessary. Read more...

What would doctors do for a fractured elbow?

It depends. Elbow fractures can be treated in a variety of ways. Non-displaced fractures of the elbow joint can usually be treated with immobilization in a cast, splint or sling. Displaced fracture, especially if they involve the joint surface, require open reduction and internal fixation. Pediatric elbow fractures often require percutaneous pinning. See a board certified orthopaedic surgeon for evaluation. Read more...
Need more info. There are a variety of treatments available for fractures about the elbow from casting to therapy to surgery. It depends on the age and activity level of the patient as well as the location and severity of the fracture. Read more...

What will be done in the ER for a possible fractured elbow?

Xrays and a splint. Elbow fractures are diagnosed based on xrays of the elbow. Most fractures can be splinted and referred to an orthopaedic surgeon for treatment. Severe fractures may need to be seen and treated by an orthopaedic surgeon immediately. Read more...
X-rays & a splint. The only way to know for sure if the elbow is broken is to get a x-ray. Once the x-ray had been performed you will be splinted and given a follow-up appointment with an orthopaedic surgeon. If the fracture is severe enough to require immediate attention, you may have to stay in the hospital for surgery. Read more...

Could I move a fractured elbow?

Moving fractured elb. You can in some instances. If it is a non-displaced fracture (looks stable), protected motion is ok. If it looks like it is crushed, or the joint is compromised, you may need surgery. I would advise an x-ray asap. Read more...