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MRI Left Elbow Joint

Overview Brief

The elbow is a complex joint and often the most injured part of the body in athletes. Evaluation by MRI Left Elbow Joint is an important aspect to the physical examination.

What is MRI Left Elbow Joint?

MRI Left Elbow Joint is performed to evaluate elbow abnormalities.

MRI Left Elbow Joint helps with high-resolution evaluation of joints. 

MRI Left Elbow Joint evaluation needs to follow a very structured method to facilitate accuracy, speed, and thoroughness.

How is MRI Left Elbow Joint performed?

While conducting the MRI Left Elbow Joint, patients are asked to lie on their back or stomach.

  • Imaging starts around 10 cm above the elbow joint and stretches to the bicipital tuberosity.
  • Images are developed in the coronal, sagittal, and axial planes.

The MRI Left Elbow Joint test may last 30 to 60 minutes, but in some cases may take a longer time.

Side effects/risks of MRI Left Elbow Joint

There are no major side effects after an MRI Left Elbow Joint scan.

Most common side effects are:-

  • Locking up of the elbow joint.
  • Swelling or redness of the elbow joints.

Preparation before performing MRI Left Elbow Joint

An elbow surgeon should be aware of the health issues before an MRI Left Elbow Joint surgery.

  • Before an MRI Left Elbow Joint surgery, you should eat normally and take your medications as prescribed on time.
  • Before the MRI Left Elbow Joint surgery the skin should be clear and free from all scratches or soares.

Post-care after MRI Left Elbow Joint

Patients should realize that after an MRI Left Elbow Joint surgery, the result depends on their efforts and rehabilitation.

  • After the MRI Left Elbow Joint surgery patients have to be less active for around 6 to 12 weeks.
  • Patients who live alone or don’t have available help need to arrange for help before the MRI Left Elbow Joint

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