Elbow Fracture and Its Various Kinds

The elbow fracture occurs in the bony tip. Let us have a look at the types of elbow fracture.

Olecranon Fracture

Ulna in the elbow is prone to fractures. The lack of a muscle or ligament protecting the ulna can result in olecranon fracture. A strong yet sudden contraction of muscles can result in a fracture. Sometimes, a patient’s fall on their elbow can also result in olecranon fracture. The fall can result in breaking of the elbow bone ulna. Some symptoms of olecranon fracture can result in tenderness or sharp pain.

Distal Humerus Fracture

Distal humerus is referred to the rounded bottom of the elbow. This rounded structure moves around the head and ulna. The fracture of the ulna and head is not very common among other types of elbow fracture. Sometimes a hard injury to the elbow can result in distal humerus elbow fracture. Injury, tenderness, or swelling are often symptoms of distal humerus elbow fracture.

Radial Head Fracture

Radial head is also part of the radius bone in the forearm. The bone meets the elbow from within. The radial head fracture can also occur if a person tries to protect themselves during a fall while using their elbow. The impact can result in radial head coming into humerus bottom. Sometimes, this type of elbow fracture can also lead to elbow fracture.