Other specified injuries to the elbow or forearm can be caused by a variety of activities, including falls, contact sports, and repetitive strain.
Diagnosis of other specified injuries to the elbow or forearm typically involves a physical examination to assess the range of motion, tenderness, and any visible deformity or swelling. Imaging studies such as X-rays, MRIs, or CT scans may also be used to help determine the extent of the injury.
Other conditions that may cause similar symptoms and must be considered in the differential diagnosis include fractures, sprains, and dislocations of the elbow or forearm.
Treatment for other specified injuries to the elbow or forearm depends on the severity of the injury. Conservative treatments may include rest, ice, compression, elevation, anti-inflammatory medications, and physical therapy. If the injury is more severe, surgery may be required.
The prognosis for other specified injuries to the elbow or forearm depends on the severity of the injury and the treatment that is received. Most patients can expect to make a full recovery with proper treatment.