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Elbow Fractures

Elbow fractures can range from mild to severe, requiring treatment to ensure a full recovery. While surgery is sometimes necessary, many cases of shoulder fractures can be treated with a non-invasive approach.

At Barrington Orthopedic Specialists, we provide advanced and personalized elbow fracture treatment for patients in Greater Chicago, IL. Our skilled and experienced upper extremity team, which includes board-certified specialist Dr. Mark Yaffe, is committed to delivering conservative and patient-focused care that fosters optimal recovery.

Don't let an elbow fracture hold you back. Reach out to Barrington Orthopedic Specialists in Greater Chicago, IL, for unrivaled elbow fracture treatment and care. Call us now to schedule your consultation!

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 Elbow Fracture Symptoms and Treatments  

Identifying elbow fracture symptoms and understanding available treatments is crucial for a successful recovery. Our expert team offers a range of options, tailored to your specific needs.

  • Swelling and Bruising: Swelling around the elbow and discoloration are common signs of a fracture. Treatment may include cold therapy and anti-inflammatory medications.
  • Intense Pain and Tenderness: Sharp pain and sensitivity around the elbow may indicate a fracture. Our specialists may prescribe pain medication and immobilization methods.
  • Inability to Move or Rotate Elbow: Difficulty moving your arm could signal a more severe fracture. Conservative and surgical treatments may be recommended, depending on the severity.
  • Surgical Options: If conservative treatments are insufficient, our specialists may perform advanced surgical procedures to repair the fracture and restore elbow function.

Heal time varies based on the severity of the fracture and individual factors. Generally, recovery may take 6-12 weeks, but full functionality may require additional rehabilitation.

Frequently-Asked Questions

What typically causes elbow fractures?

Trauma from falls, sports injuries, or accidents typically cause elbow fractures. Age and osteoporosis may also contribute to an increased fracture risk. 

Where is Barrington Orthopedic Specialists located?

Barrington Orthopedic Specialists has multiple conveniently accessible locations across the greater Chicago area. Our offices can be found in:

  • Bartlett, IL
  • Buffalo Grove, IL
  • Elk Grove Village, IL
  • Schaumburg, IL

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