Elbow fracture

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A half cast is used to help heal an elbow fracture. Learn about taking the cast off, and how to care for your child's arm once the cast is removed.

Key points

  • Your child needs a half cast to help heal a fractured elbow.
  • You will take off the cast at home after three weeks.
  • Your child will need to avoid high-impact activities after the cast is removed.
  • Your child's elbow may need a year to fully recover strength and movement.
Last updated: November 6th 2009