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Hit on the elbow, instant bruising, swelling, hard bump. What should be done?

I fell into the corner of a wall about 3 days ago and hit my elbow very hard and it was already weak, From a previous blow to the same elbow. It instantly bruised, got swollen And there is. Hard lump there now. It hurts but I can still move it. I thinking may Have a fracture but dread sitting in the long DR waiting room. What should I do?
Asked On : Thu, 25 Oct 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014

Thanks for posting your query.

It might be soft tissue injury or fracture. Hard lump formed is most likely organised haematoma.

I suggest you to consult an orthopaedician nearby for a detailed examination. You may get the X-ray of the area affected under his/her guidance.

In the interim, ice the affected area and take anti-inflammatory drug like motrin to reduce pain and inflammation. Avoid lifting and rest well.


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