Olecranon Fractures Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Dec 09, 2021
  • Author: Steven I Rabin, MD, FAAOS; Chief Editor: Thomas M DeBerardino, MD, FAAOS, FAOA  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

The differential diagnosis of olecranon fracture includes olecranon bursitis, fractures of the supracondylar humerus, triceps tendon rupture, and elbow dislocation. Radiography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and computed tomography (CT) scans can usually provide the diagnosis if necessary.