Early mobilisation for elbow fractures in adults

Added April 9, 2013

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There is a lack of evidence to inform on the timing of mobilisation, and specifically on the use of early mobilisation, after non-surgical or surgical treatment for adults with elbow fractures.

Falling on the outstretched arm can result in an elbow fracture. Loss of elbow function is a common problem with these fractures and can have major implications for functional capabilities. This review assessed the effects (benefits and harms) of early mobilisation versus delayed mobilisation of the elbow after elbow fractures in adults.