Olecranon fractures result from a direct fall onto a flexed elbow. As the triceps inserts upon the olecranon, most olecranon fractures tend to be displaced. These fractures are not generally comminuted.
|A||Lateral radiograph of the elbow. The typical appearance of an olecranon fracture. The triceps tendon has distracted the fracture fragments.|
|B||Oblique radiograph of the elbow. This image also demonstrates the olecranon fracture.|