Broken Elbow (cont.)
Broken Elbow Prevention
Most broken elbows stem from trauma such as falls, sports injuries, or motor vehicle crashes. The same common-sense things you would do ordinarily to prevent accidents will help prevent elbow injuries.
Obey the rules of the road and drive defensively.
Always wear seat belt.
Don't drive with an arm propped on the window or hanging out of the car window.
Remove household items that may cause trips and falls. Tripping hazards include power cords, small rugs, and footstools.
Wipe up spills and clean slick floors that might cause a trip and fall.
Keep walks and driveways ice-free in winter.
While exercising or playing sports
Always wear proper protective gear while playing sports.
Don't exercise, practice, or participate when overly fatigued. Injuries tend to happen when people are tired.
Don't continue an activity if elbow pain develops.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/31/2014
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