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olecranaladjective Referring to the olecranon, see there.
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olecranon(o-lek'ran-on) [Gr., elbow]
A large process of the ulna projecting behind the elbow joint and forming the bony prominence of the elbow. In treating a fracture of the olecranon, it is important to prevent spasm of the triceps muscle (to avoid separation of the fracture fragments by placing the arm in a sling or bandaging the arm to the side). The fragments may have to be wired. Synonym: olecranon process. See: elbow; skeleton; ulnaolecranal (o-lek'ran-al), adjective
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