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Elbow Fracture

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jun 5, 2024.

What is an elbow fracture?

An elbow fracture is a break in one or more of the 3 bones that form your elbow joint. Osteoporosis (brittle bones) can increase your risk for an elbow fracture.

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What are the types of elbow fracture?

What are the signs and symptoms of an elbow fracture?

How is an elbow fracture diagnosed?

Your healthcare provider will examine your injured elbow and arm. Your provider may check for areas where you have less feeling or problems moving your arm. You may need any of the following:

How is an elbow fracture treated?

What can I do to manage my symptoms?

When should I seek immediate care?

When should I call my doctor?

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