Olecranon Fracture Surgery

In most cases, surgery of an olecranon fracture is the normal treatment. When the bone fragments are out of position or the triceps muscle has become detached, then surgery is usually prescribed as treatment. The procedure is performed by the surgeon, making an incision over the back of the elbow joint and then the bone fragments are carefully repositioned back into their proper location. A combination of wires, pins, plates, and/or screws can be used to safely secure the bone fragments.