Frequently, the doctor will put the bones back in place. This process is very painful. As such, they may provide you with pain medication prior to placing the bones back in place.
If this isn’t possible, surgery may be required to repair other damage, such as ligaments or damaged nerves and blood vessels.
Usually, you will wear a splint for 1-3 weeks after an elbow dislocation to allow time for the tissues to heal properly.
During this time, you’ll undergo rehabilitation including physical therapy, massage therapy, and other recommended treatment methods. Exercises will slowly be introduced to allow for a full and effective recovery. And while your arm is healing, it’s crucial to prevent falling on your affected arm. Use caution when necessary.