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Forum Name: Bone trauma and fractures
Question: broken elbow?
|budleiser - Mon Apr 21, 2003 12:57 pm||
Today i fell off my bike and banged up my arm. At first it hurt but was fairly movable although I didnt try and straighten the arm completely.
I bandaged myself up, then sat down to watch a movie. The arm still hurts but not badly, however now the elbow is less flexible.skin color is normal, swelling very mild (hard to notice at all) How can I tell if my elbow is broken or sprained? If i suspect it may be broken, how immediate must I be to visit a doctor/hospital? What would happen if I waited 24-48 hours before seeing a doctor?
|Dr. Yasser Mokhtar - Tue Apr 22, 2003 9:12 am||
If you suspect that your arm is broken, do not wait and go to have an x-ray of your arm immediately.
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Yasser Mokhtar, M.D.
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