Fractured Elbow

Elbow fractures are commonly encountereelbow fractured in the acute care setting. Injury patterns for children and adults are quite different. 

Three bones that make up the elbow joints: 

  1. humerus
  2. radius
  3. ulna

Also when you bend your elbow, you can easily feel the tip of bone of the elbow. The bone is called the olecranon.

These bones are held together by ligaments. The muscles are attached to the bones by tendons. Without much protection, any of these bones can involve in fracture. Along with the fracture the ligaments and tendons may be torn.

elbow fracture


7 August, 2012