Longitudinal olecranon fracture

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones


Fall onto the point of the elbow. Pain and reduced range of movement.

Patient Data

Age: 6
Gender: Female

Longitudinal lucency projected through the olecranon is a minimally displaced fracture.

Case Discussion

Olecranon fractures are not always transverse fractures and landing on the apex of the olecranon may cause a split down the bone resulting in a partial longitudinal fracture.

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Case information

rID: 42693
Published: 3rd Feb 2016
Last edited: 22nd Apr 2019
System: Paediatrics
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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