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
  • Numbness

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.