Elbow Fracture Overview
What is an elbow fracture?
A person with an elbow fracture has broken one of bones that make up the elbow joint. The elbow joint is made up of three bones: the humerus (upper arm), radius, and ulna. Falls and sports injuries are the most common causes for elbow fractures.
What are the symptoms of an elbow fracture?
Symptoms of an elbow fracture may include elbow pain, elbow swelling, bruising, and tenderness. The elbow may appear deformed. Other symptoms include hand numbness (unilateral) or hand weakness (unilateral).
How does the doctor treat an elbow fracture?
The treatment for an elbow fracture depends on the severity of the injury. Treatment for elbow fracture may include rest, elevation, cold compresses, and immobilization in a cast or splint. Surgery may be required for some elbow fractures.
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