An incision is made directly over the fracture, and the bones are placed back into anatomic alignment and secured with a plate and screws or a tension band wire construct.
Olecranon ORIF (Open Reduction Internal Fixation)
Surgical intervention may be necessary to ensure healing and return to function following an olecranon elbow fracture. This is usually a same-day procedure that is done at a hospital or surgery center. An incision is made directly over the fracture, and the bones are placed back into anatomic alignment and secured with a plate and screws or a tension band wire construct. It will take four to six weeks for the fracture itself to heal, but early elbow range of motion will be encouraged to prevent stiffness. Physical therapy will likely be a part of the rehabilitation process to help regain motion and strength.
Our world-class orthopedic surgeons have years of experience treating elbow conditions. We believe that even the simplest problems should be evaluated by a specialist.
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.