An elbow fracture is an injury to bone (humerus, radius, or ulna) usually caused by a fall on an outstretched hand (FOOSH) resulting in enough impact to break the cortex. Elbow fractures occur commonly in contact sports and constitute 10% of all fractures in children. Other mechanisms of injury include direct trauma or a strong directional force on the elbow. Any athlete who sustains trauma to the upper extremity should have a thorough evaluation of the elbow for the possibility of an elbow fracture or ...

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