Broken Elbow (cont.)
Broken Elbow Medications
A wide variety of pain relievers are
available for a broken elbow.
- Oral medications are usually used for mild pain.
- Injections, either into a muscle or into a vein (by IV), are used for
moderate to severe pain.
- Medication can be put directly into the elbow joint to relieve pain or
be given by injection or IV.
- If the elbow is dislocated or broken and needs to be reset, medications also
can be used to help this process.
- Certain medications relieve pain extremely well, and although they may cause
sedation (sleepiness), they allow muscles to relax and help reduce the pain
a great deal while the doctor treats the elbow injury.
- After receiving these medications and having the elbow reset, many people
awaken to find their elbow has been repaired and splinted.
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