Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
126 Doctors are Online

Hit elbow. Need a surgery if pain persists?

About a month ago I fell off the back of a truck hooking up a boat (I know sounds crazy) and hit my elbow really hard. In about a week I had this big squishy not on the end of my elbow. I looked up pictures and my elbow looked just like those of a bursa sac that had been busted so I was waiting to see my doctor he is out until the middle of this week. BUT.....we went to the lake last week and I hit my elbow and that sac busted cause now my elbow is normal size but very touchy. Will I have an elbow that is going to quit moving because of this. Right now my movement is fine just hurts when touched but someone said I would be getting a catch in it and it would not straighten all the way. Any truth to this or will I need surgery to fix my broken sac?
Asked On : Thu, 2 Aug 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  169
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Rheumatologist 's  Response
Dear Madam,

Thank you for posting your query on HCM.

Well looking into your problem I would like to tell you that if it is just bursitis it will heal on its own but in case there is a fracture it will require surgery .

Take care.

Dr. Shruti
Answered: Sun, 25 May 2014
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor