These are displaced intraarticular fractures and the fragment should be either repaired or excised to restore joint function.
Timing of treatment
These fractures do not require emergency surgery.
The following points influence the timing of the treatment:
- Availability of surgical resources
- The patient should be treated on a routine operating list, preferably on the day after injury. In the meantime, plaster splint immobilization and elevation of the elbow joint is recommended for pain