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Fell down on my elbow and might have dislocated it. How to tell for sure?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: You would know

If you dislocated your elbow, you would have excruciating pain and be unable to move it.
But is not subtle at all. Even if you likely did not dislocate it, if you think you otherwise injured it you would be wise to be seen and evaluated.

In brief: You would know

If you dislocated your elbow, you would have excruciating pain and be unable to move it.
But is not subtle at all. Even if you likely did not dislocate it, if you think you otherwise injured it you would be wise to be seen and evaluated.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Dr. Edward Hellman
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Dr. Pietro Seni
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: X-rays

If you have dislocated your elbow you will know right away:the pain will be very severe and you can not move it, if you try to move it the pain will be intense.
You may have a frcture of the radial head.Only way to tell for sure is with x-rays.

In brief: X-rays

If you have dislocated your elbow you will know right away:the pain will be very severe and you can not move it, if you try to move it the pain will be intense.
You may have a frcture of the radial head.Only way to tell for sure is with x-rays.
Dr. Pietro Seni
Dr. Pietro Seni
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