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Small tear in elbow, painful to stretch arm. MRI done. Surgery required?

Hi ive had mri on my left elbow which as shown small tear, its really painfull to stretch arm lift arm twist arm and i can do anythink with it. 12 weeks as now elapsed my consultant said he doesnt know what to do and as referred me to a top surgeon. I would like a operation so that I can return back to my job as a care assistant.
Asked On : Mon, 20 Aug 2012
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A tear in the elbow which has not healed in 12 weeks on conservative treatment, can be corrected surgically. You can consult your orthopedician who after an evaluation will guide you regarding the best available options.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Tue, 21 Aug 2012
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