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Elbow (Olecranon) Fractures – OrthoInfo

An olecranon (oh-LEK-rah-nun) fracture is a break in the bony tip of the elbow. This pointy segment of bone is part of the ulna, one of the three bones that come together to form the elbow joint.

The olecranon is positioned directly under the skin of the elbow, without much protection from muscles or other soft tissues. It can break easily if you experience a direct blow to the elbow or fall onto the tip of the elbow. A fracture can be very painful and make elbow motion difficult or impossible.

Treatment for an olecranon fracture depends upon the severity of the injury. Some simple fractures can be treated by wearing a splint until the bone heals. In most olecranon fractures, however, the pieces of bone move out of place when the injury occurs. For these fractures, surgery is required to restore both the normal anatomy of the elbow and motion in the joint.

The olecranon (arrow) is the bony point of the elbow.

Your elbow is a joint made up of three bones:

  • The humerus (upper arm bone)
  • The radius (forearm bone on the thumb side)
  • The ulna (forearm bone on the pinky side)

The elbow joint bends and straightens like a hinge. It is also important for rotation of the forearm; that is, the ability to turn your palm up (like accepting change from a cashier) or palm down (like typing or playing the piano).

The elbow consists of portions of all three bones:

  • The distal humerus is the lower end of the humerus. It forms the upper part of the elbow and is the spool around which the forearm bends and straightens.
  • The radial head is the knobby end of the radius where it meets the elbow. It glides up and down the front of the distal humerus when you bend your arm and rotates around the ulna when you turn your wrist up or down.
  • The olecranon is the part of the ulna that cups the lower end of the humerus, creating a hinge for elbow movement. The bony point of the olecranon can easily be felt beneath the skin because it is covered by just a thin layer of tissue.

The elbow is held together by its bony architecture, as well as ligaments, tendons, and muscles. Three major nerves cross the elbow joint.

(Left) The bones of the elbow. The olecranon is the tip of the elbow and is part of the ulna.

(Right) The major nerves and ligaments are highlighted.

Olecranon fractures are fairly common. Although they usually occur on their own with no other injuries, they can also be part of a more complex elbow injury.

In an olecranon fracture, the bone can crack just slightly or break into many pieces. The broken pieces of bone may line up straight or may be far out of place (displaced fracture).

In some cases, the bone breaks in such a way that bone fragments stick out through the skin or a wound penetrates down to the bone. This is called an open fracture. Open fractures are particularly serious because once the skin is broken, infection in both the wound and the bone are more likely to occur. Immediate treatment is required to prevent infection.

Olecranon fractures are most often caused by:

  • Falling directly on the elbow
  • Receiving a direct blow to the elbow from something hard, like a baseball bat, or a dashboard or car door during a vehicle collision.
  • Falling on an outstretched arm with the elbow held tightly to brace against the fall. In this situation, the triceps muscle, which attaches to the olecranon, can pull a piece of the bone off of the ulna. Injuries to the ligaments around the elbow may occur with this type of injury, as well.

An olecranon fracture usually causes sudden, intense pain and can prevent you from moving your elbow. Other signs and symptoms of a fracture may include:

  • Swelling over the tip or back of the elbow.
  • Bruising around the elbow. Sometimes, this bruising travels up the arm toward the shoulder or down the forearm toward the wrist.
  • Tenderness to the touch.
  • Numbness in one or more fingers.
  • Pain with movement of the elbow or with rotation of the forearm.
  • A feeling of instability in the joint, as if your elbow is going to pop out.

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Physical Examination

Your doctor will talk with you about your medical history and general health and ask about your symptoms. They will then examine your elbow to determine the extent of the injury. During the exam, your doctor will:

  • Check your skin for cuts, swelling, blistering, and bruising. In severe fractures, bone fragments can break through the skin, increasing the risk of infection.
  • Palpate (feel) all around your elbow to determine if there are any other areas of tenderness. This could indicate other broken bones or injuries, such as a dislocated elbow.
  • Check your pulse at the wrist to ensure that there is good blood flow to your hand and fingers.
  • Check to see that you can move your fingers and wrist, and can feel things with your fingers.

Although you may have pain only at the elbow, your doctor may also examine your shoulder, upper arm, forearm, wrist, and hand to ensure that you do not have any other injuries.


X-rays provide images of dense structures, such as bones. Your doctor will order X-rays of your elbow to help diagnosis your fracture. Depending on your symptoms, the doctor may also order X-rays of your upper arm, forearm, shoulder, wrist, and/or hand to determine whether you have other injuries.

This X-ray taken from the side shows an olecranon fracture in which the pieces of bone have moved out of place (displaced).

Reproduced from Konda SR: Fractures around the elbow, in Egol KA, Gardner MJ, eds: Let’s Discuss Management of Common Fractures. Rosemont, IL, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2016, pp. 17-30.

While you are in the emergency room, your doctor will apply a splint (like a cast) to your elbow, and give you a sling to help keep the elbow in position. Immediate treatment may also include:

  • Applying ice to reduce pain and swelling
  • Medications to relieve pain

Your doctor will determine whether your fracture requires surgery. Many olecranon fractures will require surgery.

Nonsurgical Treatment

If the pieces of bone are not out of place (displaced), a fracture can sometimes be treated with a splint to hold the elbow in place during healing. During the healing process, your doctor will take frequent X-rays to make sure the bone has not shifted out of place.

You will typically wear a splint for 6 weeks before starting gentle motion. If the fracture shifts in position during this time, you may need surgery to put the bones back together.

(Left) The doctor will apply a splint that runs from near your shoulder all the way to your hand. (Right) An elastic bandage is applied to help keep the splint in place.

Surgical Treatment

Surgery is usually required for olecranon fractures in which:

  • The bones have moved out of place (displaced fracture)
  • Pieces of bone have punctured the skin (open fracture)

Surgery for olecranon fractures typically involves putting the broken pieces of bone back into position and preventing them from moving out of place until they are healed.

Because of the increased risk of infection, open fractures are scheduled for surgery as soon as possible, usually within hours of the diagnosis. Patients are given antibiotics by vein (intravenous) in the emergency room, and may receive a tetanus shot. During surgery, the cuts from the injury and the surfaces of the broken bone are thoroughly cleaned out. The bone will typically be repaired during the same surgery.

Surgical Procedures

Open reduction and internal fixation. This is the procedure most often used to treat olecranon fractures. During the procedure, the bone fragments are first repositioned (reduced) into their normal alignment. The pieces of bone are then held in place with screws, wires, pins, or metal plates attached to the outside of the bone.

Some common methods of internal fixation are shown below.

An olecranon fracture may be held together with pins and wires. This is called a tension band.


(Left) Reproduced from Boyer MI, Galatz LM, Borrelli J, Axelrod TS, Ricci WM: Intra-articular fractures of the upper extremity: new concepts in surgical treatment, in Ferlic DC, ed: Instr Course Lect 52. Rosemont, IL, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2003, pp. 591-605.


(Left) A single screw, placed into the center of the bone, may be used to keep the fractured bones together.
(Right) Plate(s) and screws may be used to hold the broken bones in place.

Bone graft. If some of the bone has been lost through the wound or is crushed, the fracture may require bone graft to fill the gaps. Bone graft can be taken from a donor (allograft) or from another bone in your own body (autograft). In some cases, an artificial material can be used instead of bone graft.

Complications of Surgery

There are risks associated with any surgery. If your doctor recommends surgery, they think that the possible benefits outweigh the risks.

Potential complications include:

Elbow stiffness. One of the most common problems patients face after any fracture around the elbow is stiffness. It is very important to begin physical therapy as directed to avoid elbow stiffness. In most cases, the 

Infection. There is a risk of infection with any surgery. Your doctor will take specific measures to help prevent infection.

Hardware irritation. A small percentage of patients may experience irritation from the metal implants used to repair the fracture.

Damage to nerves and blood vessels. There is a minor risk of damage to nerves and blood vessels around the elbow. This is an unusual side effect.

Nonunion. Sometimes, a fracture does not heal. The fracture may pull apart and the screws, plates, or wires may shift or break. This can occur for a number of reasons, including:

  • The patient does not follow directions after surgery.
  • The patient has a health problem, such as diabetes, that slows healing. Smoking or using other tobacco products also slows healing. Learn more: Smoking and Surgery
  • If the fracture was associated with a cut in the skin (open fracture), healing is often slower.
  • Infections can also slow or prevent healing.

If the fracture fails to heal, you may need further surgery.

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Pain Management

Most fractures hurt moderately for a few days to a couple of weeks. Many patients find that using ice, elevation (holding their arm up above their heart), and non-prescription pain medications are sufficient to relieve pain.

If your pain is severe, your doctor may suggest a prescription-strength medication, such as an opioid, for a few days.

Be aware that although opioids help relieve pain after surgery, opioid dependency and overdose have become critical public health issues. For this reason, opioids are typically prescribed for a short period of time. It is important to use opioids only as directed by your doctor and to stop taking them as soon as your pain begins to improve.


Whether your treatment is surgical or nonsurgical, full recovery from an olecranon fracture requires a good effort at rehabilitation.

Recovery After Nonsurgical Treatment

Because nonsurgical treatment can sometimes require long periods of splinting or casting, your elbow may become very stiff. For this reason, you may need a longer period of physical therapy to regain motion.

During rehabilitation, your doctor or a physical therapist will provide you with exercises to help:

  • Improve range of motion
  • Decrease stiffness
  • Strengthen the muscles within the elbow

You will not be allowed to lift, push, or pull anything with your injured arm for a few weeks. Your doctor will talk with you about specific restrictions.

Recovery After Surgical Treatment

Depending on the complexity of the fracture and the stability of the repair, your elbow may be splinted or casted for a short period of time after surgery.

Physical therapy. Patients will usually begin exercises to improve motion in the elbow and forearm shortly after surgery, sometimes as early as the next day. It is extremely important to perform the exercises as often as directed. The exercises will only make a difference if they are done regularly.

Restrictions. You will not be allowed to lift heavy objects with your injured arm for at least 6 weeks. You will also be restricted from pushing and pulling activities, such as opening doors or pushing up while rising from a chair. You may be allowed to use your arm for bathing, dressing, and feeding activities. Your doctor will give you specific instructions. They will also let you know when it is safe to drive a car.

Even with successful treatment, some patients with olecranon fractures may experience long-term complications.

Loss of Motion

In some cases, a patient may not be able to regain full motion in the affected elbow. In most of these cases, the patient cannot fully extend or straighten their arm. Fortunately, the loss of a few degrees of straightening does not usually affect the overall function of the arm. Patients who have significant loss of motion may require intensive physical therapy, special bracing, or further surgery. This is uncommon for olecranon fractures.

Posttraumatic Arthritis

Posttraumatic arthritis is a type of arthritis that develops in a joint after an injury. Even when your bones heal normally, the cartilage lining the joint surfaces can be damaged, leading to pain and stiffness over time.

Posttraumatic arthritis is a relatively common complication of olecranon fractures. It can occur shortly after the fracture occurs or can take years to develop. Some patients with posttraumatic arthritis may need further surgery to relieve their symptoms. However, for many patients, there is little pain and no need for further treatment.

Most patients can return to their normal activities within about 4 months, although full healing can take more than a year. Recovering strength in your arm often takes longer than might be expected.

Although X-rays may show that the fracture has healed completely, some patients report that they still have limitations in movement. These patients will usually continue to improve over time.

Questions to Ask Your Doctor

If you experience an olecranon fracture, here are some questions you may wish to ask your doctor:

  • When can I start moving my elbow?
  • How soon can I resume my normal activities?
  • What factors will prolong or delay healing?
  • If I have to have surgery, what are the benefits and risks?
  • What will my recovery be like?

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A broken elbow is a break, at or near the elbow joint, in one or more of the three arm bones that form the joint: the humerus (upper arm bone), radius, and/or ulna (forearm bones).

Pediatric elbow fractures are usually the result of an impact injury, like in a direct blow, or when a child uses his outstretched arm to break a fall. A fractured elbow is typically treated by splinting or casting the area for about four weeks.

What are the types and locations of elbow fractures?

Because the elbow is such a complex joint, one way to classify elbow fractures is by their location in or around the joint. Some elbow fracture locations include:

  • Above the elbow (supracondylar humerus fracture): Occurs when the upper arm bone (humerus) breaks just above the elbow. This is the most common elbow break in younger children.
  • At the elbow “knob” (condylar fracture): A break through one of the bony knobs (lateral and medial condyles) at the end of the humerus.
  • At the elbow tip (epicondylar fracture): A break at the end of the humerus, near the bony knob that makes up the tip of the elbow. This is common in pre- and early-adolescent children.
  • At the growth plate (physeal fracture): A break that occurs at, into, or across a growth plate (soft pieces of developing cartilage tissue from which bone grows)
  • At the elbow end of the radius (radial neck fracture): A dislocation of one of the joints of the elbow can accompany one of the above fractures, and if present, will be addressed at the same time as treatment of the fracture.

Learn more about the different types of fractures in children.

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What are the signs and symptoms of broken elbows in children?

  • pain or swelling in the elbow or forearm
  • an obvious deformity in the elbow or forearm
  • difficulty moving, flexing, or extending the arm normally
  • warmth, bruising, or redness at or near the elbow

What causes broken elbows in children?

A bone breaks when there’s more force applied to the bone than it can withstand. These breaks can occur from falls, trauma, or a direct blow. Most childhood fractures result from mild to moderate (rather than severe) trauma that happens while children are playing or participating in sports, with the rate of fractures peaking in adolescence, especially among boys.

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How are broken elbows in children diagnosed?

To diagnose broken elbows in children, the doctor will carefully examine the injured area for tenderness, redness, and swelling.

One or more of the following imaging techniques may also be used to get pictures of the broken bone and to check for damage to muscles or blood vessels.

  • X-ray: The main tool used for diagnosing a broken bone. This painless test uses small amounts of radiation to produce images of bones onto film. After the doctor puts the pieces of the broken bone in the right position, an x-ray can also help determine whether the bones in the arm are healing in the proper position.
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI): Some fractures (such as stress fractures) don’t show up on an x-ray until a few weeks after the bone starts hurting. An MRI is a diagnostic procedure that uses a combination of large magnets, radio frequencies, and a computer to produce detailed images of organs and structures within the body. These types of tests are more sensitive than x-rays and can pick up smaller fractures before they get worse.
  • Computed tomography scan (CT, CAT scan): A diagnostic imaging procedure that uses a combination of x-rays and computer technology to produce cross-sectional images (often called slices), both horizontally and vertically, of the body.
  • Bone scan: A painless imaging method that uses a radioactive substance to evaluate bones and determine the cause of pain or inflammation. Bone scans are also useful for detecting stress fractures and toddler’s fractures, which can be hard to see on x-rays.

How are broken elbows in children treated?

The treatments for broken elbows in children depend on the location and severity of the fracture as well as the child’s age and overall health.

In most cases, broken elbows in children are treated with a splint or cast, which immobilizes the injured bone(s) to promote healing and reduce pain and swelling. Splints and casts may also be put on after surgical procedures to ensure that the bone is protected and in the proper alignment as it begins to heal.

Splints are used for minor breaks. Splints support the broken bone on one side and immobilize the injured area to promote bone alignment and healing. Splints are often used in emergency situations to hold a joint in a steady position during transportation to a medical facility.

Casts are stronger than splints and provide more protection to the injured area. They hold a broken bone in place while it heals by immobilizing the area above and below the joint. Casts have two layers: a soft inside layer that rests against the skin and a hard outer layer that prevents the injured bone from moving.

Some common types of casting for broken elbows include:

  • Short arm casts extend from the elbow to the hand and are used for forearm or wrist fractures or to hold the arm in place after surgery.
  • Long arm casts extend from the upper arm to the hand and are used for upper arm, elbow, or forearm fractures. They are also used to hold the arm in place after surgery.

Other treatments for broken elbows include:

  • Surgery: May be needed to put broken bones back into place. A surgeon may insert metal rods or pins located inside the bone (internal fixation) or outside the body (external fixation) to hold bone fragments in place to allow alignment and healing. This is done under general anesthesia.
  • Traction: Corrects broken or dislocated bones by using a gentle and steady pulling motion in a specific direction to stretch muscles and tendons around the broken bone. This allows the bone ends to align and heal, and in some cases, it reduces painful muscle spasms.
  • Closed reduction: A nonsurgical procedure used to reduce and set the fracture. Using an anesthetic (typically given through an IV in the arm), the doctor realigns the bone fragments from outside the body and holds it in place with a cast or splint.
  • Physical therapy: May be needed to strengthen the arm, restore range of motion, and help the arm return to full function after treatment and/or casting.

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The elbow is a unique combination of three bones: the humerus, radius and ulna. This is a complex combined joint, which consists of three simple joints: humeroulnar, humeroradial, proximal radioulnar. All of them are united by one common capsule and joint bag (cavity). Inside the joint capsule, synovial fluid is constantly produced, which serves as a lubricant for the rubbing articular surfaces and nutrition for the anatomical parts. The ends of the bones are covered with a layer of periosteum, which helps protect and renew bone tissue, and also facilitates the flow of nutrients from the synovial fluid. All articular surfaces are covered with articular cartilage. The elbow joint is securely reinforced with ligaments and protected by a good muscular frame. These features allow you to perform four types of movements: extension and flexion, supination (rotation of the forearm at the elbow joint, in which it is possible to turn the hand palm up) and pronation (rotation of the forearm at the elbow joint, in which it is possible to turn the hand palm down). It is worth noting that the end of the ulna from above has an olecranon, resembling a hook in shape. The triceps muscle of the shoulder is attached to it. Fracture of this process is a fairly common injury.

Types of damage

The following categories of diseases are characteristic of the elbow joint:

  • Traumatic
    • Bruises. The most common bruises are of the olecranon, periarticular tissues, condyles of the shoulder and ulnar nerve
    • Ligament sprains
    • Dislocations. There are: isolated dislocation and pronation subluxation of the radial head; dislocations of the forearm backwards, anteriorly, inwards, outwards; divergent dislocations with rupture of the proximal articulation and divergence of the bones of the forearm to the sides
    • Fractures of the bones of the elbow joint according to the nature of the damage can be divided into:
      • intra-articular;
      • periarticular;
      • closed;
      • open;
      • no offset;
      • with displacement of fragments (displacement of bone fragments most often occurs with fractures of the olecranon)
  • Inflammatory
    • Epicondylitis (“tennis elbow”) is an inflammatory and degenerative disease that affects the tendons in the area of ​​the elbow joint due to chronic overload of the muscles of the forearm.
    • Styloiditis is a dystrophic-inflammatory process in the place where the tendon is attached to the process of the ulna.
    • Bursitis – inflammation of the joint capsule, which is located on the back of the elbow
    • Neuritis – ailments resulting from pinched nerve endings
    • Elbow tendinitis – inflammation in the tendons of the ulnar end of the triceps muscle
    • Arthritis – an acute inflammatory process in the articular cartilage and capsule without gross structural changes in the joint
  • Arthrosis
    • Osteoarthritis is a dystrophic-degenerative disease of the cartilage and bone tissue of the joint.

Symptoms of pain

The main symptom of elbow disease is pain.

Traumatic group of injuries is characterized by the following signs:

  • Stinging pain at the moment of injury
  • Edema and hematoma in the area of ​​the elbow joint
  • Elbow deformity
  • Restriction in arm movements, partial or complete loss of limb function
  • Or pathological mobility and the possibility of atypical movements for the elbow
  • Numbness or tingling in the forearm, wrist, hand
  • Squeak or click when moving the elbow
  • Any discoloration of the skin in the affected area
  • Perceptible protrusion of bone fragments under the surface of the skin

If any of the above symptoms should immediately seek help in the Department of Traumatology.

Which doctor to contact

To make an accurate diagnosis and prescribe the right treatment, you need to seek help from the following specialists:

  • Traumatologist, orthopedist
  • Surgeon
  • Rheumatologist
  • Neurologist

Highly qualified specialists are ready to receive you at the NCC Clinic No. 2 (Central Clinical Hospital of the Russian Academy of Sciences) in Moscow. You can make an appointment by phone +7 (499) 400-47-33


Diagnostic activities include:

  • Medical examination (palpation of the elbow joint area)
  • Medical history taking
  • Clinical and biochemical blood tests
  • Urinalysis
  • Ultrasound of elbow joints
  • X-ray of the hand (two views)
  • Computed tomography
  • MRI

Treatment options

Treatment largely depends on the type and nature of the fracture in the elbow joint. Non-displaced fractures (such as those of the olecranon) can be treated conservatively by applying a fixing plaster cast for several weeks. If there is a displacement of the joint, then the issue of surgical intervention is decided. To do this, carry out the reposition of fragments (closed or open). With open comparisons, surgical fixation of fragments is mandatory, this operation is called osteosynthesis. Osteosynthesis is the connection of bone fragments with the help of special fixing means (bone grafts or metal structures). If fractures of the articular part of the humerus are fragmented, then it is possible to replace the elbow joint with a prosthesis. To restore the function of the elbow joint in deforming arthrosis, as well as in congenital and acquired deformities and contractures of other etiologies, osteotomy is currently performed. Osteotomy is a surgical operation that helps to eliminate the deformity of the elbow joint or improve the function of the musculoskeletal system by artificial fracture with further fixation to give a functionally advantageous position. After any surgical intervention, the patient is prescribed rehabilitation measures, compiled by the attending physician individually for each.

Osteosynthesis of the olecranon – surgery for a fracture of the elbow, prices in St. Petersburg

Prices Doctors Our centers left process and joint structure , functional activity of the limb. During osteosynthesis, bone fragments are fixed in place using various metal structures – knitting needles, plates, bolts. Such interventions are not performed for all people with fractures of the ulna, but only in case of complicated, both open and closed fractures, in which there is separation and displacement bone fragments.

Benefits of elbow osteosynthesis

This is the most common method of radical treatment of fractures and joint injuries in the elbow area. The advantage of this method is that, due to osteosynthesis, it is possible to combine bone fragments that cannot be correctly positioned with conservative tactics due to the development of diastasis between the fragments. With traditional methods, there are difficulties with correct reposition, joint deformities are possible, and there is a risk of re-displacement of fragments.

The technique has been used successfully for a long time, has a low risk of complications, helps to return to activity in the next few days after surgery (within reasonable limits) and allows you to do without uncomfortable plaster casts. However, to fully restore joint activity, full rehabilitation is required in compliance with all doctor’s recommendations.

Indications for osteosynthesis of the olecranon

Usually, fractures of the ulna in the area of ​​its process occur after direct injuries: falls on the elbow, blows to it, traffic accidents or accidents. Often, fractures can be accompanied by trauma to the radius, damage to the joint, which complicates the situation. An isolated fracture of one of the bones without displacement can be treated conservatively, in other cases, the doctor chooses the tactics of surgical correction, especially when it comes to the olecranon and fractures in the joint area.

For osteosynthesis of the ulna, which has an oblique or transverse direction, various types of plates with screws (compressive, lockable) or other techniques are used. In each case, the doctor determines the indications for the use of certain methods.

Key indications for osteosynthesis of the olecranon:

  • open or closed fractures with one or more displaced fragments;
  • complicated types of fractures;
  • intra-articular fractures;
  • combined lesions of the olecranon and radius.

The doctor can determine additional indications for a certain type of surgery after a detailed examination.


Before performing the intervention, it is necessary to exclude a number of contraindications to osteosynthesis. Among the key ones are:

  • state of shock or coma, profuse blood loss, DIC;
  • acute infectious or inflammatory processes, fever of unknown origin;
  • exacerbation of chronic pathologies;
  • blood clotting problems;
  • skin lesions, extensive crushed wounds over the fracture zone;
  • severe osteoporosis of bones.

The doctor can also determine a number of temporary contraindications, including in relation to the type of anesthesia used.

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In order to perform the operation, it is necessary to perform a full diagnosis and clarify the type and nature of the fracture, associated complications. It is necessary to do all blood and urine tests, ECG, consult a general practitioner and an anesthesiologist. You also need an x-ray in several projections, and in difficult cases – a CT scan of the affected area. The operation is done on an empty stomach, under general anesthesia, less often – with the use of local anesthesia (conduction anesthesia).

How is the operation of osteosynthesis of the ulna with a plate

During the operation, the patient is placed on the stomach or on the back, the limb is placed on the chest area or an additional table. The doctor makes an incision in the region of the posterior surface of the elbow joint, slightly bypassing the region of the olecranon. The skin is exfoliated, the soft tissues are moved apart, the ulnar nerve is isolated and also pushed back so as not to damage it.

The doctor removes all bone fragments, connects them in the correct anatomical position, fixing them with hooks or forceps. If plates are used for fixation, then the metal structure is attached with screws to bone fragments. If pins are used, they are passed through two adjacent fragments, and the ends of the protruding pins are tightly fixed with wire loops, which are laid in eights and tightened as much as possible to ensure complete compression of the bone fragments. Then the soft tissues are placed in the right place, the skin is sutured, the wound is drained, covered with a sterile bandage.

Rehabilitation period

In order for the recovery to be as quick and complete as possible, it is necessary to follow a number of doctor’s recommendations after the operation. Immediately after the procedure is completed, the operated patient’s hand is placed on a pillow, taken aside. No immobilization with plaster is used. Drainages can be removed from the wound after two days. After examining the doctor, the patient is recommended to exercise therapy, but without bending the limb in the elbow joint. The doctor controls the movements, shows the necessary exercises. After removing the sutures for 10-14 days, movements with the whole arm are allowed – active and passive in the joint area. X-ray control is periodically carried out to assess the condition of the bone tissue. Heavy and forced loads are limited for a period of at least three months.

The clinic performs all types of osteosynthesis in the area of ​​the elbow joint. Experienced traumatologists will help with fresh and even chronic trauma by developing an individual course of treatment. It is possible to undergo all stages of treatment in the clinic, including a course of rehabilitation. To make an appointment and clarify the details, you can use the call center phone number or the form on the website.

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Vyborg highway, 17

Prospekt Prosveshcheniya metro station

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Ezhovsky Vyacheslav Yurievich

Traumatologist-orthopedist. Doctor of the highest category.

Work experience: 23 years

Malaya Balkanskaya, 23

Kupchino metro station

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Islamov Magomedgadzhi Magomedhabibovich


Work experience: 7 years
Karapetyan Sergey Vazgenovich

Orthopedist-traumatologist, podologist

Work experience: 15 years

Dunaisky, 47

Dunaiskaya metro station

Malaya Balkanskaya 23

Kupchino metro station

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Kikaev Adlan Olkhozurovich


Work experience: 9 years

Udarnikov, 19

Ladozhskaya metro station

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Kovalenko-Klychkova Nadezhda Alexandrovna

Traumatologist-orthopedist. Operating pediatric orthopedist. Doctor of the first category. Candidate of Medical Sciences.

Work experience: 13 years

Malaya Balkanskaya, 23

Kupchino metro station

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Kolyadin Maksim Aleksandrovich


Work experience: 15 years

Danaisky, 47

Dunayskaya metro station

Malaya Balkanskaya, 23

Kupchino metro station

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Kustikov Anton Alexandrovich

Traumatologist, pediatric surgeon

Work experience: 7 years

Marshala Zakharova, 20

Leninsky Prospect metro station

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Mitin Andrey Viktorovich

Orthopedic traumatologist, pediatric surgeon, pediatric urologist

Work experience: 24 years
Mikhailov Alexander Pavlovich


Work experience: 5 years

Vyborgskoe shosse, 17

Prospect Prosveshcheniya metro station

Malaya Balkanskaya, 23

Kupchino metro station

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Panfilov Artyom Igorevich


Work experience: 10 years

Marshala Zakharova, 20

Leninsky Prospect metro station

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Petrov Artem Viktorovich


Work experience: 10 years

Dunaisky, 47

Dunayskaya metro station

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Polukhin Alexey Alekseevich

Orthopedic traumatologist

Work experience: 4 years

Malaya Balkanskaya, 23

Kupchino metro station

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Popov Evgeniy Sergeevich

Work experience: 22 years

Vyborgskoe shosse, 17

metro Prosveshcheniya

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