Olecranon Fractures

  • Odysseas Paxinos
  • Theodoros H. Tosounidis
  • Peter V. Giannoudis
Chapter

Abstract

Olecranon fractures are common injuries. Their management requires prompt attention with detailed clinical and radiological evaluation. Appropriate pre-operative planning is essential in order to select the correct implant for the right fracture pattern. In this chapter the principles of fracture reduction and fixation are discussed in order to avoid pitfalls and post fracture fixation complications.

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Conflict of Interest

No benefits in any form have been received or will be received from a commercial party related directly or indirectly to the subject of this chapter.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Odysseas Paxinos
    • 1
  • Theodoros H. Tosounidis
    • 2
  • Peter V. Giannoudis
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.251 Hellenic Air Force HospitalAthensGreece
  2. 2.Academic Department of Trauma and OrthopaedicsSchool of Medicine, University of LeedsLeedsUK
  3. 3.NIHR, Leeds, Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Center, Chapel Allerton HospitalLeedsUK

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