Can dislocated elbow be prevented?
Caution can help reduce your risk of a dislocated elbow. Be careful on slippery surfaces and stairs to avoid falls. Avoid overtraining in sports to avoid overuse injuries.
What are the risk factors for dislocated elbow?
People at higher risk for a dislocated elbow include those who:
- Are over age 65 (because they are more prone to falls)
- Overtrain in sports, especially activities involving throwing
- Have inherited joint disorders such as Ehlers-Danlos syndrome