Elbow Trauma

Elbow Fracture

Elbow fractures may result from a fall, a direct impact to the elbow, or a twisting injury to the arm. Sprains, strains, or dislocations may occur at the same time as a fracture. X-rays are used to confirm if a fracture is present and if the bones are out of place.

While it is not possible to prevent all elbow fractures, there are steps you can take to reduce your risk, including: Maintain strength and agility by exercising regularly. Wear protective gear during sporting activities. Learn proper techniques for your sport. Take steps to reduce your likelihood of falling.
  • Symptoms
  • Joint pain

    • Elbows

    • Severe

    • Rapidly developing

    common

    Cracking sound in elbow

    • When touched, With movement

    common

    Enlarged elbow

    • With redness

    common

    Inability to rotate hand to have palm face upwards or downwards

    common

    Joint stiffness

    • Difficulty moving elbow

    common

    Skin injury on elbow

    common

  • Risk factors
  • Recent injury or trauma in upper extremity

    • In elbow

  • Treatment
  • Treatment of a broken elbow depends on the nature of the injury. Treatment may be as simple as elevating the splinted arm, applying ice to swollen areas, and taking pain relievers. However, many elbow fractures need surgery to properly align the bones and to ensure that the elbow heals without any loss of function.
  • Recommended specialist
  • If you have Elbow Trauma, then visit an orthopedic surgeon as soon as possible.

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