An elbow fracture is a fracture involving any sport. Fractures may occur as the result of a force hitting at the elbow on the elbow or by a fall during athletics. The injury is common to a lot of sports, especially contact sports like football. Fractures can be classified as radial fractures distal fractures and ulnar fractures. Fractures of the radial head are the most frequent.
Cause of injury
Falling on the elbow. Direct injury to the elbow. Torsion of movement of the elbow beyond its normal range.
Signs and symptoms
Swelling and pain of the elbow in the region. Deformity because of bone fracture of the elbow. Loss of arm mobility.
Without therapy bones of the elbow can fail to heal sometimes, and properly fuse. This may cause long term shortage in range of motion and strength, greater exposure to re-injury and deformity of the joint.
Apply ice to the area that is swollen. Immobilize the arm in a splint or sling before seeking emergency assistance.
Rehabilitation and prevention
Elbow fractures are difficult to prevent and occur from an accidental injury. Avoiding athletics during athletics at intervals of the elbow with cushioning are equally prudent.
Furthermore, bone-strengthening exercises and consuming calcium can help avoid fractures.
Prospects for elbow fractures vary depending on the severity and the nature of the fracture in addition to the age and history of the athlete. Stiffening of arthritis, the elbow joint, non-union or malfunction of bone are possible. Although the recovery process requires, in the case of elbow fractures recovery could be expected.