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Fractured elbow, hollowed like piece of spagetti sticking out the open wound with fluid. What could it be?

hi, i fell backwords and broke or fractured my elbow 2 weeks ago. i noticed a hollowed like piece of spagetti sticking out the open wound. it was broke and when i bent my elbow water and fluid shot across the room. it hadnt had time to infect yet also. i dont think it came from vein also .anyhow its healed over now and my elbow tip is sticking out about 4 inches and is infected from the inside now. any clue would be so greatly helpfull and appreciated///////////david.
Asked On : Fri, 8 Mar 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.

This is to just let you know that there is no role for any self care treatment or home remedies in a case of elbow fracture.

An infected elbow joint (as per your description) fracture needs an aggressive form of treatment lest it will result in most unfavourable outcomes.

So, I suggest you to consult an orthopedic surgeon for further management.

Hope this information is helpful. Good day
Answered: Fri, 9 Aug 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani's  Response
You might have gone for treatment at the time of fall.
Now it seems that few complications developed giving rise to all problems.
There might be malunited fracture, projection of bony part and there is possibility of having Osteomyelitis as well.
Consult orthopedic surgeon and get examined.
Ok and take care.
Answered: Fri, 9 Aug 2013
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