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. Non displaced fractures may be treated with splinting and a sling. The fracture will take 4-6 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.
Every patient receives an in-depth consultation to devise a treatment plan that is right for their problem. Our specialists prefer non-operative and non-invasive treatments whenever possible, including physical therapy, medications, and/or injections. When we require surgery, we will then use minimally invasive surgical techniques to fix your problem, whether it is fixing a broken bone or repairing a tendon. Our goal is always to get you back to living your life normally as soon as possible.