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Is there more than one good way to treat broken elbow?
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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Depends on fracture
For most elbow fractures, cast immobilization works well.
Unfortunately, to obtain the best result, some fractures with displacement especially in the growth plate may require open reduction and fixation for the best longtime results.

In brief: Depends on fracture
For most elbow fractures, cast immobilization works well.
Unfortunately, to obtain the best result, some fractures with displacement especially in the growth plate may require open reduction and fixation for the best longtime results.
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
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Dr. Hank Chambers
Pediatrics - Sports Medicine
In brief: Of course
Many elbow fractures are non displace and need no treatment.
There are several different types of fractures of the elbow in children and if they are displaced or angulated, then surgery is necessary. Some of the surgery can be just pushing the bone into the correct alignment and then putting on a cast and sometimes a pin to hold it in place while it heals. Others require surgery to fix the bone.

In brief: Of course
Many elbow fractures are non displace and need no treatment.
There are several different types of fractures of the elbow in children and if they are displaced or angulated, then surgery is necessary. Some of the surgery can be just pushing the bone into the correct alignment and then putting on a cast and sometimes a pin to hold it in place while it heals. Others require surgery to fix the bone.
Dr. Hank Chambers
Dr. Hank Chambers
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Dr. Kirt Kimball
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Several
Depends n the specific nature, location and degree i'd displacement of the fracture.
Some require surgical fixation while others need time and a splnt. Get an expert opinion quickly so all your options are available.

In brief: Several
Depends n the specific nature, location and degree i'd displacement of the fracture.
Some require surgical fixation while others need time and a splnt. Get an expert opinion quickly so all your options are available.
Dr. Kirt Kimball
Dr. Kirt Kimball
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