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Child have fractured and dislocated elbow. It has been pulled back, put a splint and bandage but paining. What to do?

My 15 yr old daughter fell off her bunk bed and we took her to the ER. She fractured and dislocated her elbow, and the doctor pulled it back in place.this was 1 week ago and he just put a splint and elastic bandage and a sling.The Orthopedic doctor could not see her until tomorrow well earley in the morning today. she is in a lot of pain and does have pain medicine but I hope they put a cast on her and that she doesn't need surgery.
Asked On : Thu, 25 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for posting your query
If fracture is displaced, it needs reduction or surgical fixation. It will depends upon type of type of fracture. I suggest you to consult an orthopaedic Surgeon soon for definitive treatment. Meanwhile elevate her limb to reduce the swelling. She can take antiinflammatory drug like ibuprofen to reduce pain and inflammation.
Hope this will helps you
Dr Saurabh Gupta
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Answered: Thu, 25 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Rajiv K Khandelwal's  Response

Thank you for your query.

I properly reduced fracture and dislocation should not pain if the immobilization is proper. The surprising part is that no orthopaedic doctor has reviewed the case in one week. I suggest that you seek an urgent review by a senior doctor so that your daughter is not in pain and proper immobilization of the fracture and dislocation is done.

I hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction.

Wishing your daughter an early recovery.


Rajiv K Khandelwal
Answered: Thu, 25 Apr 2013
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