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 4-6 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.
The orthopedic surgeons here are also specially trained in the field of hand and wrist surgery and treat all conditions, from very straightforward to the most complex. Furthermore, we believe that even the simplest problems of the hand and wrist deserve evaluation from a hand specialist who has an expertise in understanding of the intricate anatomy of the hand.
Every Patient Matters
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.