Avulsion Fracture of the Olecranon Process.
In brief A young wrestler with an avulsion fracture of the olecranon process was treated conservatively without success. Internal fixation was done, but when no improvement was demonstrated at follow-up, a removable cast was used so that he could do range-of-motion exercises to facilitate healing. This case demonstrates that young patients who complain of elbow pain should be followed carefully because of possible damage to the epiphysis.
Published In/Presented At
Weiss, C. B., Jr, & Sauers, R. J. (1990). Avulsion Fracture of the Olecranon Process. The Physician and sportsmedicine, 18(8), 110–116. https://doi.org/10.1080/00913847.1990.11710119
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Surgery