History: 47 year old woman sustained an elbow injury when she was hit by a car while riding her bicycle. She went to urgent care and was found to have an olecranon (elbow) fracture. As a yoga instructor, it was very important to her that any treatment would allow her to continue doing yoga and would not irritate her elbow when doing a “plank” or other positions.
Diagnosis: Right olecranon fracture
Treatment: Olecranon open reduction and internal fixation with a wireform sled and screws. Technique shown here.
Outcome: Within 3 weeks she had full motion and no pain. The scar was fully healing and nearly invisible. She was very happy with the results.