The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Fracture Clinic (Adults)

Phase 1: 0 to 2 week

Below you will find important information to follow 0 to 2 weeks post injury.

Pain relief: Paracetamol can be used as per the guidance on the packaging. For stronger pain relief or if you have allergies please contact your General Practitioner or a local pharmacy.

Sling: May be worn for the first 2 weeks. The sling should be removed regularly to perform the exercises detailed below and to reduce strain on your neck. You do not need to wear the sling in bed.

Ice: A cold pack or frozen peas wrapped in a towel can be applied to your elbow for 15 minutes, 3 to 4 times a day. The ice must not come into direct contact with the skin. Ice is most effective within 72 hours of injury.

Exercises: The videos below show the exercises you should do during Phase 1 of your recovery. Exercises are best done little and often. Discomfort is expected, however if your pain is severe you are doing too much.Click here to print or save your phase 1 exercises

You may progress to phase 2 once you are 2 weeks post injury

Phase 2 (2 to 6 week)