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Healing period for a broken elbow - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 40 Questions
Doctor :   Hello
Doctor :   How can I help ?
User :   Dear Doc.. i recently had an accident in which i had a broken elbo.. and had to under go a surgers and ascrew is fitted in the epicondily humerous..
Doctor :   ok.
User :   i was just wondering if it is safe to retain it fro life..
User :   *for
User :   i have movement problem in the arm.. i have 10 Degree angle problem..
Doctor :   Yes it is very safe but not necessarily that you have to retains them they could come off when the healing is Good.
User :   when i lower my arm..
User :   so i was wondering, as i have to undergo a surgery again.. which im not ready for.
Doctor :   It shall take time for the repeat surgery since that shall take at least
Doctor :   1-2 years for you to have good healing and then it shall be fine.

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