Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Broken Elbow Underlying Cause

The most common cause of elbow fracture is a direct impact to the elbow joint.

Causes of elbow fracture include:

  • Sports injuries
  • Occupational injuries
  • Automobile accidents
  • Falls

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Last Updated: Apr 17, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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