Olecranon fracture (peds)

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Background

Clinical Features

  • Often occur in association with fracture of radial head/neck

Differential Diagnosis

Elbow Diagnoses

Radiograph-Positive

Radiograph-Negative

Pediatric

Evaluation

Management

  • If displaced <5 mm immobilize in stable position (usually 45 degrees of elbow flexion)
  • ORIF indicated for unstable fracture
  • Orthopedic consultation is best to guide treatment

Disposition

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