Elbow Fractures

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Fracture Care

The elbow is made up of:

  • The humerus is a single bone in the upper arm that runs from the shoulder to the elbow.
  • The radius and ulna bones of the forearm run from the elbow to the wrist.
  • Ligaments, muscles, and tendons maintain the elbow's stability and allow joint movement.

Injuries can happen from sports, overuse, or traumatic events such as falls or direct impact.

Signs and Symptoms

  • Swelling of the elbow or in the area immediately above or below the elbow
  • Deformity of the elbow or the areas near the elbow
  • Discoloration, bruising, or redness of the elbow
  • Difficulty moving the elbow through its complete range of motion
  • Tightness or numbness

If you think your elbow has been broken, seek immediate medical treatment. Potential complications can occur. Your physician will often start with an examination or imaging and determine the best treatment options.

Your physician and care team will assist you through the entire process.


​​What's Next? Treatment Options...

To find out more about treatment options and specialized care, please call Columbia Orthpaedic Group at (573) 876-8141 and schedule an appointment or request one below:

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Columbia Orthopaedic Group
1 South Keene Street
Columbia, Missouri 65201

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