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Executive Editor: Peter Trafton

Authors: Kodi Kojima, Steve Velkes

Proximal forearm 21-A2.1 Functional treatment

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A2.1 bicipital tuberosity fractures without significant functional loss, particularly in older patients or poor operative candidates, may reasonably be treated functionally, allowing light use as tolerated but avoiding elbow flexion 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.

v1.0 2007-10-14