Fractured olecranon

Case contributed by Dr Heba Abdelmonem



Patient Data

Age: 15 years
Gender: Male

Transverse fracture of the olecranon process with a gap as well as comminution of the displaced fragment. No involvement of the coronoid process.Findings consistent with type II b fractured olecranon. 

Mild edema of the subcutaneous tissues overlying the posterior aspect of the elbow.


Case Discussion

Olecranon fractures are classified:

Type I:  nondisplaced or minimally displaced.

    Type IA: noncomminuted

    Type IB: comminuted

Type II: displaced proximal fragment without instability

    Type IIA: no comminution with displacement

     Type IIB: comminuted with displacement

Type III: Unstable ulnohumeral joint.

   Type IIIA: no comminution.

    Type IIIB: comminuted.

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Case information

rID: 51861
Published: 21st Apr 2017
Last edited: 22nd Apr 2017
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