Broken Elbow (cont.)
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Broken Elbow Surgery
Sometimes an operation to repair a broken elbow is the best choice. This is particularly true if there is an open or compound elbow injury.
Elbow injuries that damage nerves and blood vessels often need to be fixed with surgery. The doctor (usually an orthopedic specialist) will discuss the treatment options with the patient.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/30/2015
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