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elbow wound expelled a tendon ?

My sister fell on her elbow. A hole opened up there and expelled something that looks like a small tongue. It is about 3/4" to 1" in length. She is out of state, it is the weekend and she is putting a band aid on it. I am worried that maybe she should go to an emergency room? Does anyone know what this thing is that is protruding out of her elbow? And should she see someone immediately? Or what should she do?
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replied March 13th, 2017
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. She should be taken to ER and assessed for this protrusion and clinically correlate it and run some labs. Its too early to comment on this protruding structure here.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
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