What is Olecranon?

When you bend your elbow, you can easily feel its “tip,” a bony prominence that extends from one of the lower arm bones (the ulna). That tip is called the olecranon.

What are the causes?

What are the symptoms?

  • Sudden intense pain
  • Inability to straighten elbow
  • Bruising around the elbow
  • Tenderness to the touch
  • Numbness in one or more fingers
  • Pain with movement of the joint

What are the treatment?

  • Splinting
  • Surgical treatment