An elbow dislocation occurs when the bones of the elbow are pushed or
pulled out of their normal positions. You are most likely to dislocate your
elbow when you fall on your outstretched, extended arm.
Symptoms of a dislocated elbow may include:
A dislocation can be a problem even if the bone pops back into its
Immediate medical treatment may include:
After the elbow is back in its normal position, further medical
treatment may include:
February 16, 2011
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
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