Olecranon fracture

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Presentation

Fall onto elbow. Pain and swelling.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Elbow x-rays

A fracture of the olecranon is present with extensive soft tissue swelling.  The remainder of the elbow joint is unremarkable.

X-ray

Two pins and wire transfix the fracture through the olecranon process in good position. Fracture healing is well advanced with interval callus formation present. No joint effusion is noted.

Case Discussion

Typical appearances of an olecranon process avulsion fracture, with internal reduction and fixation. 

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Case information

rID: 18065
Case created: 4th Jun 2012
Last edited: 5th Nov 2015
Tag: elbow
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