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Elbow Surgeon in Eagle and Summit County

Dr. Terrell Joseph

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Offering Urgent Care for Elbow Fractures in Eagle and Summit County


If you break an elbow on the mountain or in the backyard, Dr. Joseph provides urgent care or next-day treatment to his patients in Vail, Frisco, and Edwards, Colorado. 


What Is an Elbow Fracture?


An elbow fracture is simply a broken bone in the elbow joint. However, because the elbow joint has three major bones, there are several different ways you can break your elbow. 


Some common elbow fracture Dr. Joseph treats in the Vail Valley and Summit County include:


  • Olecranon Fracture: Usually the result of a blow to the elbow via a fall or collision with an object. 

  • Forearm Fracture: Caused when the two bones of the forearm break.

  • Radial Neck Fracture: Typically caused by falling onto an outstretched hand.

  • Epicondylar Fracture: Known as an avulsion injury, these elbow fractures are typically seen in children. 


No two elbow fractures are the same, and treatment will depend on the severity of the break.


Do Elbow Fractures Need Urgent Care?


A broken elbow requires immediate medical attention. Failing to treat an elbow fracture properly could result in permanent damage. Dr. Joseph treats broken elbows in three clinics:


  1. Vail-Summit Orthopaedics & Neurosurgery Urgent Care in Frisco, CO: 360 Peak One Drive, Suite 180, Frisco, CO 80443

  2. Vail-Summit Orthopaedics & Neurosurgery Vail, CO Clinic: 1140 Edwards Village Blvd, Suite B-105, Edwards, CO 81632

  3. Vail-Summit Orthopaedics & Neurosurgery Edwards, CO Clinic: 1140 Edwards Village Blvd, Suite B-105, Edwards, CO 81632


Urgent care walk-ins are available at all Dr. Joseph's clinic locations. His team can schedule same and next-day appointments for patients at (970) 476-7220.


Do Broken Elbows Need Surgery?


Certain types of elbow fractures do not require surgery to repair. These are known as simple elbow fractures and can often be conservatively treated with a splint.


Surgery for a broken elbow is required if any of the following take place:


  • A bone or pieces of a bone are misaligned

  • A fractured elbow bone has broken through the skin

  • An elbow bone has broken into several pieces


Dr. Joseph and his team will recommend a surgical treatment for your elbow fracture that heals the bone in its proper configuration. 


Contact the Best Elbow Doctor in Eagle and Summit County


Dr. Joseph is the elbow specialist in Vail and Frisco, Colorado. Contact his offices today to schedule an appointment, determine the extent of your injury, and discuss a treatment plan that’s right for you!

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