Spontaneous displacement of olecranon fracture through geode salvaged by elbow replacement

Jaiswal, Anuj; Thakur, Raman; Relwani, Jaikumar; Ogufere, Wallace
April 2010
Rheumatology International;Apr2010, Vol. 30 Issue 6, p785
Academic Journal
We present a case of pathological fracture of olecranon through a giant geode. Fracture was initially undisplaced and was treated conservatively. It later progressed to a transolecranon dislocation as a result of a pseudarthrosis at the fracture site. The patient presented 4 years later when she developed symptoms of ulnar nerve palsy. She was treated by a total elbow arthroplasty with ulnar nerve transposition. The current report highlights this unusual case and reviews the relevant literature.


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