Olecranon Fractures

  • Unstable fractures require emergent orthopedic consultation for operative fixation.
    • Apply splint at 50-90% flexion and analgesia.
    • Intravenous antibiotics for open or suspected fractures.
  • Stable, nondisplaced fractures with intact extensor function
    • Immobilized in a long arm posterior splint with 90 degrees of flexion, neutral forearm
    • Orthopedic follow-up within 1-2 days.

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