Olecranon stress fracture in a weight lifter: A case report

P. S. Rao, S. K. Rao, B. C. Navadgi

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Stress fractures have been reported in the upper limb of sportspeople involved in upper limb dominated events. Olecranon stress fractures have been cited in baseball pitchers, javelin throwers, and gymnasts. The unusual case of a stress fracture of the olecranon in a young weight lifter is reported here. The minimally displaced stress fracture was treated with tension band and two Kirschner wires. The fracture healed in four months and the patient returned to light sports activity after six months.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)72-73
Number of pages2
JournalBritish Journal of Sports Medicine
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation


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