Our expert says:
It sounds to me as you may have only "chipped" or "cracked" the elbow, as anything more serious they would have operated on. It is true, one does not want to immobilize a joint longer than needed but a week sounds very short to me. One of my patients had an injury where the elbow was cracked and the orthopod prescribed an armsling for 3-4 weeks. I wonder if you shouldn't just get a second opinion?
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