Injuries and fractures of the elbow are common injuries in children. In many cases, a simple fracture will heal with conservative cast treatment. However more severe fractures where the bones are significantly out of place, often require surgery.
Elbow fractures can be difficult to diagnose in children as the radial head (the head of the forearm bone) ossification does not occur until age four. These fractures may be associated with an ulna shaft fracture as well and often an ultrasound or MRI may be needed to confirm the diagnosis.
Please find below information on paediatric elbow fractures, what to expect prior to and during surgery as well as post surgery recovery information.
For more information or to book a consultation to assess whether surgery is right for your child please contact A/Prof Munjed Al Muderis' office on 1800 907 905 or +61 2 8882 9011 or book an appointment online.