TITLE

olecranon

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1515
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
The definition of the term "olecranon" is presented. It refers to a large process of the ulna projecting behind the elbow joint and forming the bony prominence of the elbow. When treating olecranon's fracture, it is important to prevent spasm of triceps muscle. The separation of the fracture fragments can be avoided by placing the arm in a sling or bandaging the arm to the side.
ACCESSION #
21238246

 

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