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When should a person start physical therapy and mobilize his elbow after elbow dislocation/fracture ?

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Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Within a week

Assuming your fracture-dislocation was fixed surgically (as most are), it is critical to get your elbow moving within a week of surgery.
You may never have full motion again (though it is possible), but to optimize your motion and elbow function, early motion is critical.

In brief: Within a week

Assuming your fracture-dislocation was fixed surgically (as most are), it is critical to get your elbow moving within a week of surgery.
You may never have full motion again (though it is possible), but to optimize your motion and elbow function, early motion is critical.
Dr. Matthew Enna
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends on frx

Generally we like to move elbows early they love to get stiff depends on frx stiff elbow is infinitely better than a loose elbow there are no solurtons for a unstable elbow.

In brief: Depends on frx

Generally we like to move elbows early they love to get stiff depends on frx stiff elbow is infinitely better than a loose elbow there are no solurtons for a unstable elbow.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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