Elbow Fractures

Elbow Fractures2017-02-17T18:25:23+00:00

Fractures to the elbow damage the olecranon, the bone that forms the point or tip of the joint, by either a direct blow or by an indirect blow, which forces the olecranon off the ulna.


  • Sudden, intense pain
  • Inability to straighten elbow
  • Swelling over the bone site
  • Bruising around the elbow
  • Tenderness to the touch
  • Numbness in one or more fingers
  • Pain with movement of the joint


  • Rest and ice
  • Medication to relieve pain
  • Casting
  • Surgery

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