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Olecranon Fracture
Andrew Sonin, MD, FACR
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Definitions

              • Fracture through olecranon process of ulna due to
                • Direct blow
                • Distraction injury at triceps insertion

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • Radiographic Findings

                • MR Findings

                  • Imaging Recommendations

                    DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                      PATHOLOGY

                      • General Features

                        • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                          CLINICAL ISSUES

                          • Presentation

                            • Demographics

                              • Natural History & Prognosis

                                • Treatment

                                  DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                  • Consider

                                    • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                      • Reporting Tips

                                        Selected References

                                        1. Wilkerson JA et al: Surgical techniques of olecranon fractures. J Hand Surg Am. 39(8):1606-14, 2014
                                        2. Baecher N et al: Olecranon fractures. J Hand Surg Am. 38(3):593-604, 2013
                                        3. Rouleau DM et al: Management of fractures of the proximal ulna. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 21(3):149-60, 2013
                                        4. Wenzke DR: MR imaging of the elbow in the injured athlete. Radiol Clin North Am. 51(2):195-213, 2013
                                        5. Huang TW et al: Tension band wiring for olecranon fractures: relative stability of Kirschner wires in various configurations. J Trauma. 68(1):173-6, 2010
                                        6. Wiegand L et al: Fractures in brief: Olecranon fractures. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 470(12):3637-41, 2012
                                        7. Buijze G et al: Clinical evaluation of locking compression plate fixation for comminuted olecranon fractures. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 91(10):2416-20, 2009
                                        8. Iannuzzi N et al: Excision and advancement in the treatment of comminuted olecranon fractures. J Orthop Trauma. 23(3):226-8, 2009
                                        9. Kloen P et al: Treatment of proximal ulna and olecranon fractures by dorsal plating. Oper Orthop Traumatol. 21(6):571-85, 2009
                                        10. Newman SD et al: Olecranon fractures. Injury. 40(6):575-81, 2009
                                        11. Veillette CJ et al: Olecranon fractures. Orthop Clin North Am. 39(2):229-36, vii, 2008
                                        12. McKay PL et al: Fractures of the proximal ulna olecranon and coronoid fractures. Hand Clin. 18(1):43-53, 2002
                                        13. Nork SE et al: Surgical treatment of olecranon fractures. Am J Orthop. 30(7):577-86, 2001
                                        14. Hak DJ et al: Olecranon fractures: treatment options. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 8(4):266-75, 2000
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                                        KEY FACTS

                                        • Terminology

                                          • Imaging

                                            • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                              • Pathology

                                                • Clinical Issues

                                                  TERMINOLOGY

                                                  • Definitions

                                                    • Fracture through olecranon process of ulna due to
                                                      • Direct blow
                                                      • Distraction injury at triceps insertion

                                                  IMAGING

                                                  • General Features

                                                    • Radiographic Findings

                                                      • MR Findings

                                                        • Imaging Recommendations

                                                          DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                            PATHOLOGY

                                                            • General Features

                                                              • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                                                                CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                • Presentation

                                                                  • Demographics

                                                                    • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                      • Treatment

                                                                        DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                        • Consider

                                                                          • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                            • Reporting Tips

                                                                              Selected References

                                                                              1. Wilkerson JA et al: Surgical techniques of olecranon fractures. J Hand Surg Am. 39(8):1606-14, 2014
                                                                              2. Baecher N et al: Olecranon fractures. J Hand Surg Am. 38(3):593-604, 2013
                                                                              3. Rouleau DM et al: Management of fractures of the proximal ulna. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 21(3):149-60, 2013
                                                                              4. Wenzke DR: MR imaging of the elbow in the injured athlete. Radiol Clin North Am. 51(2):195-213, 2013
                                                                              5. Huang TW et al: Tension band wiring for olecranon fractures: relative stability of Kirschner wires in various configurations. J Trauma. 68(1):173-6, 2010
                                                                              6. Wiegand L et al: Fractures in brief: Olecranon fractures. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 470(12):3637-41, 2012
                                                                              7. Buijze G et al: Clinical evaluation of locking compression plate fixation for comminuted olecranon fractures. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 91(10):2416-20, 2009
                                                                              8. Iannuzzi N et al: Excision and advancement in the treatment of comminuted olecranon fractures. J Orthop Trauma. 23(3):226-8, 2009
                                                                              9. Kloen P et al: Treatment of proximal ulna and olecranon fractures by dorsal plating. Oper Orthop Traumatol. 21(6):571-85, 2009
                                                                              10. Newman SD et al: Olecranon fractures. Injury. 40(6):575-81, 2009
                                                                              11. Veillette CJ et al: Olecranon fractures. Orthop Clin North Am. 39(2):229-36, vii, 2008
                                                                              12. McKay PL et al: Fractures of the proximal ulna olecranon and coronoid fractures. Hand Clin. 18(1):43-53, 2002
                                                                              13. Nork SE et al: Surgical treatment of olecranon fractures. Am J Orthop. 30(7):577-86, 2001
                                                                              14. Hak DJ et al: Olecranon fractures: treatment options. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 8(4):266-75, 2000