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.
drive with an arm propped on the window or hanging out of the car window.
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.
walks and driveways ice-free in winter.
exercising or playing sports
wear proper protective gear while playing sports.
exercise, practice, or participate when
overly fatigued. Injuries tend to happen
when people are tired.
continue an activity if elbow pain develops.
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