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An elbow dislocation occurs when the bones of the elbow are pushed or pulled out of their normal positions. You are most likely to dislocate your elbow when you fall on your outstretched, extended arm.
Symptoms of a dislocated elbow may include:
A dislocation can be a problem even if the bone pops back into its normal position.
Immediate medical treatment may include:
After the elbow is back in its normal position, further medical treatment may include:
Last Revised: February 16, 2011
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