Executive Editor: Peter Trafton, Michael Baumgaertner

Authors: Peter Kloen, David Ring

Proximal forearm Ulna, extraarticular, avulsion of triceps insertion

General considerations

A small piece of olecranon nearly always indicates a triceps avulsion. Some triceps avulsions are partial, and people have reasonable elbow extension strength with nonoperative treatment. Patients with notable weakness - those that cannot extend against gravity in particular - should consider operative repair.

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