Elbow Fractures (Common in Children)
How common are elbow fractures?
Elbow fractures are common childhood injuries, accounting for about 10% of all childhood fractures. They are typically caused due to trauma, particularly through falls and blows directly to the outstretched arm or elbow.
In many cases, a simple fracture will heal well with conservative cast treatment. Some types of elbow fractures. However fractures in which the pieces of bone are significantly out of place may require surgery. Other structures in the elbow—such as nerves, blood vessels, and ligaments—may also be injured when a fracture occurs and may also require treatment.
Dr James McLean provides consultation and various treatments for elbow fractures and a wide variety of other elbow conditions in his multiple practice locations in Adelaide and Darwin. With his extensive experience in treating upper limb conditions, he works with his patients to create tailored treatment plans which yield the best possible outcomes for their injuries. Click here for more information on other conditions involving the shoulder, hand, wrist, and elbow which Dr James McLean has a special interest in treating.