fracture of olecranon

fracture of olecranon

Etymology: L, frangere + Gk, olekranon, point of the elbow
a break in the bony prominence of the ulna at the elbow joint. Different types of olecranon fractures may occur, depending on the articular surfaces involved. The triceps, which normally extends the elbow, may become spastic as a result of the injury.
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The older patient suffered a type 2 synostosis and was operated on 18 months after the initial surgery for reduction and internal fixation of the fracture, involving both radius and ulna bones of the forearm at the same level and a concomitant fracture of olecranon (Figure 1), occurring after a motorcycle road accident.
The second patient had fracture of patella on opposite side and fracture of olecranon on the same side.
Medio-lateral view radiograph of right elbow revealed Morey type I non-communited fracture of olecranon (Fig.