Elbow Fractures

Elbow fractures constitute fractures the of bones of fore arm(upper end of Radius & Ulna) and upper arm(Lower end of Humerus. Elbow fractures are also associated with Vascular & Nerve injuries

Causes
  • Fall
  • Direct blow
  • Road traffic accidents
Symptoms
  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Restricted movement of elbow
  • Deformity
  • Numbness & tingling fingers
Investigations
  • X-ray
  • CT scan
Treatment
Non-Surgical

Undisplaced fractures can be treated conservatively

  • Splinting
  • Medication
Surgical

Open reduction and internal fixation

  • Distal Humerus: Plates and screws, Wires
  • Olecranon Frcature : Tensiow band wiring (TBW), Plates and screws
  • Radial head/Neck fractures: Plates and screws or excision
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