Olecranon (Elbow) fractures

The olecranon is the bony point of the elbow – the top of the ulna – and is a bone that is commonly fractured usually from a direct blow. Most of these fractures require surgery. The triceps tendon inserts on the olecranon, and without surgery, the pull of the muscle will continue to pull the fractured fragments apart. There are a few surgical options, depending on the nature of the fracture. Dr. Yu will review your xrays with you, to determine the best course of treatment for your elbow.

Read more:

  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH)
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS)