Triceps avulsion fracture of the olecranon

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad A. ElBeialy


Elbow pain and tenderness of the posterior elbow after hyperflexion injury.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Male
  • A small bone chip is seen related to the posterior elbow with a donor site is seen in the triceps insertion within the olecranon.
  •  No joint effusion.
  • No definite abnormality is seen in the frontal view.


Case Discussion

Triceps avulsion fracture of the olecranon.

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Case information

rID: 28533
Published: 28th Mar 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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