What is Elbow Fractures?
An elbow fracture is a break in one or more of the bones that make up the elbow joint. The bones in the elbow joint are Humerus — the upper arm bone, Ulna — the larger of the forearm (lower arm) bones, Radius — the smaller bone in the forearm.
What are the symptoms?
- Acute severe pain in the elbow and forearm
What are the causes?
- “Twisting” or rotating Elbow
- Rolled” your Elbow
- Tripping or falling
What are the treatment?
Treatment depends on how severe the injury is. Treatment involves,Putting the pieces of the bone back in position, which may require anesthesia and/or surgery ,Keeping the pieces together while the bone heals, These devices may be used to hold the bone in place while it heals, A cast or splint (may be used with or without surgery), A meta2l plate with screws (requires surgery),Screws alone (requires surgery).
Depending on the level of pain, your doctor may prescribe medication. More x-rays will be done to be sure the bones have not shifted.