A fall onto the arm outstretched or direct trauma to the elbow can cause an elbow fracture. There may also be nerve or blood vessel injuries associated with elbow dislocations. Although X-rays can show fractures or dislocations, small breaks might be hard to see.
Fractures should be treated immediately. To ensure proper joint function, bone breaks must be treated with special care.
Possible Treatment Goals
- Enhance Function
- Increase Muscle Strength and Performance
- Reduce postoperative complications
- Increase range of motion
- Self-care for Symptoms
- Increase Safety
- Improve Wound Healing