A 17-year-old male presents with elbow pain, weakness, and lack of mobility. Patient sustained an elbow dislocation 2 weeks ago due to a fall on an extended elbow while playing football. He reports immediate pain and inability to move his elbow, necessitating transport to urgent care for relocation. He reports that pre-and postreduction X-rays did not reveal a fracture. He was placed in a hinged brace with ROM limits as set by the orthopedic physician.
He currently presents with moderate global swelling and bruising into his forearm. The patient has difficulty with writing while at school and dressing, grooming, and eating due to decreased mobility. He also notes weakness with carrying objects due to diminished grip strength. He has negative varus and valgus stress tests. Patient has normal capillary refill and no sensory deficits in hand.