The majority of elbow dislocations can be treated with closed reduction (putting the joint back into the correct position) and protected range of motion in a hinge splint. Your therapist will be able to guide you with activity restrictions and start you on an early motion program to minimise post-injury stiffness.

A word of warning – Injuries to the elbow joint can be difficult to treat. The joint is very complex and prone to becoming very stiff. Recent research has shown that the sooner movement is commenced post injury, the better the outcome for the patient.

Elbow Dislocations

The majority of elbow dislocations can be treated with closed reduction (putting the joint back into the correct position) and protected range of motion in a hinge splint. Your therapist will be able to guide you with activity restrictions and start you on an early motion program to minimise post-injury stiffness.

A word of warning – Injuries to the elbow joint can be difficult to treat. The joint is very complex and prone to becoming very stiff. Recent research has shown that the sooner movement is commenced post injury, the better the outcome for the patient.