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Broken Elbow (cont.)

Broken Elbow Treatment

Treatment of a broken elbow depends on the type of injury that the patient has suffered. Treatment may be as simple as elevating the splinted arm, applying ice to swollen areas, and taking pain relievers. Treatment can also include surgery to repair bones, nerves, and blood vessels.

Children and adults usually have different types of elbow injuries. They also heal in very different ways, so different treatments are often used for adults and children with broken elbows.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/31/2014

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