Your elbow joint is made up of three bones. When one or more of these three bones breaks, elbow surgery may help your arm heal and move properly. Most cases of elbow fractures happen because of an accident and may require emergency surgery.
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Elbow Joint Fracture Surgery at Dignity Health Central California
Not all elbow fractures require surgery. Sometimes, healing can occur with nonsurgical treatment. Elbow surgery for fractures can relieve pain and promote healing for more severe elbow fractures. Your orthopedic doctor will talk to you about the best treatment for your particular condition.
Orthopedic surgery can effectively treat an elbow fracture when the fractured bone is out of place or broken through the skin. Surgery also is a good option if your bone did not heal completely following a previous break.
The two types of surgery for elbow fractures are open and closed reduction. Open reduction involves the surgeon realigning your bones through an incision and placing plates, screws, or pins inside to hold the bones in place. In closed reduction, your surgeon will realign the bones and put the pins through your skin. They will be removed after a few weeks.
The healing of your body, mind, and spirit is the priority of the orthopedic team at Dignity Health Central California. We want to repair your injury so you can return to activities and sports without pain.
Elbow Fracture Surgery Recovery Time
Recovering from elbow fracture surgery takes time to ensure complete healing. Your personalized care plan may include strengthening and range-of-motion exercises. These exercises are important for your recovery and to prevent future injuries.
Physical therapy will help you get back the full use of your elbow. Most people return to normal activities within a few months.
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Dignity Health Central California’s multidisciplinary orthopedic services team will guide you through elbow fracture treatment in Bakersfield, Merced, San Andreas, and Stockton, CA.