A common injury to the elbow is a fracture resulting from a traumatic blow. For example, a fall onto an outstretched wrist can result in elbow fracture. When the elbow fractures, there is a great deal of pain, swelling and tenderness. Attempts at moving are quite painful.
If a fracture is suspected, the injury needs to be evaluated by a doctor immediately. Surgery is often required if the fracture is displaced.
For more information about fractures of the elbow, call (918) 494-AOOK (2665).