Elbow (Olecranon) Fractures & Support

There are 3 bones that make up the elbow joint. These are the humerus, the head of the radius and the olecranon (tip) of the ulna.

A common fracture in the elbow region is an olecranon fracture, which is the tip of the ulna. This can occur as a result of direct impact or when falling on an outstretched arm, where the triceps tendon pulls the olecranon away from the ulna.

Conservative management may include:

  • Hinged elbow brace
  • Custom moulded backslab
  • Shoulder immobiliser

To determine the most appropriate treatment for you, we recommend booking an initial consultation to discuss your concerns in more detail.