Treatment Elbow Fracture
An elbow fracture is a common trauma, accounting for about 20% of the total number of the joint traumas. The symptoms of this condition are: sharp pain in the arm, protrusion of bone fragments and puffiness. If the treatment of the broken elbow is not provided on time, this trauma can lead to complete immobility of the affected arm. In case of such fracture, the damage affects not only the bone, but also the joint itself. Considering all these factors, the elbow fracture treatment has to be chosen carefully to be of maximum efficiency.
It depends on the degree and nature of the damage, and can be therapeutic or operative. Therapeutic or conservative treatment requires application of a plaster cast or hinged orthosis to exclude displacement. This is performed for the elbow fractures without displacement.
In majority of the cases, it is necessary to recreate the structure of the joint first, since the elbow fractures are frequently accompanied by fragmentation of the bones and joint elements. This is when the operation of osteosynthesis is performed in Orthopedic Center Touch of Health in Orlando. During this surgery, the fragments are compared, fastened with special fixators and then a plastic splint is also applied. There is also a surgery called arthroplasty, which is done in order to replace the damaged joint with an implant to restore motor function. This elbow fracture treatment is performed in case of complete fragmentation of the joint.
As a rule, after such operations, the elbow fractures heal much faster and without critical consequences. For the full recovery, the doctor prescribes physiotherapy exercises and procedures to restore joint mobility and muscle tone of the broken elbow.
Our Elbow Experts
Dr. Mark Biondi was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa. At the age of three, his parents relocated to Merritt Island, so he has spent most of his life on the Space Coast and around Central Florida. He attended Merritt Island High where he developed an early interest in athletic training and sports medicine that would later lead him to pursue a career as a Chiropractic Physician. He attended Brevard Community College (now Eastern Florida State College) and the University of Central Florida. He then enrolled at Logan University, College of Chiropractic Medicine, where he received his Doctorate of Chiropractic degree.
Dr. Michael A. Thomas is a board-certified neurosurgeon who practices general neurosurgery with a specialty in minimally invasive spine surgery, skull base and endoscopic brain surgery. He treats conditions and diseases affecting the nervous system, which includes the brain, spine, spinal cord, and the peripheral nerves. Dr. Thomas has been referred to as a patient-focused professional and a conscientious and skilled neurosurgeon by his colleagues. He is certified by the American Board of Osteopathic Surgeons with a Neurosurgical discipline and the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners.