Olecranon Stress Injury

Stress fractures of the olecranon are relatively uncommon sources of posterior elbow pain. They have been reported primarily in baseball players, particularly pitchers, and also in gymnasts, weight lifters, and javelin throwers. They must be considered in the differential diagnosis of posterior elbow pain with activity.


The olecranon is the most proximal portion of the ulna bone. It helps the elbow to flex and extend, and when the olecranon articulates with the olecranon fossa, it helps keep the elbow locked in extension. The lower portion of the triceps ...

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