Minimally displaced A1.1 fractures, without associated injury, can often be treated functionally, allowing light use as tolerated, but avoiding elbow extension against resistance.
Analgesia is given as needed.
A sling, with or without swath, may be used as needed, particularly at night, and removed as comfort permits.
If there is concern about the fracture displacement, follow-up with x-rays within 10-20 days is advisable.
Healing should be secure within 4-6 weeks, following which resistance exercises may begin.
A cuff and collar sling may be used as an adjuvant for pain control.