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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 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

User avatar Dear Budleiser,

If you suspect that your arm is broken, do not wait and go to have an x-ray of your arm immediately.

Thank you very much for using our website and i hope that this information helped.

Yasser Mokhtar, M.D.

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