Olecranon fractures are fractures of the bony prominence that most associate with the elbow.
Olecranon fractures are fractures of the bony prominence that most associate with the elbow. These fractures may be the result of a direct blow to the olecranon or associated with elbow dislocations. Nondisplaced fractures may be treated with splinting and a sling. The fracture will take four to six weeks to heal, and physical therapy will likely be a part of the rehabilitation process once the fracture has healed. Displaced or more complex fractures are usually indicated for surgery, and early range of motion is encouraged to avoid stiffness.
As our patient, you will have an in-depth consultation with one of our doctors. We will create an individualized treatment plan together, tailored to your problem and lifestyle. Our doctors prefer non-invasive treatments whenever possible, including physical therapy and/or injections. If your problem ultimately does require surgery, our doctors prefer the least invasive surgical techniques possible. Our goals are the same as yours: to get you back to living your best life, pain free.