Dr. Kevin Yip

Dr Kevin Yip
Orthopaedic Surgeon
MBBS(UK), FRCS(EDIN), FAM(SING), FHKCOS(ORTHO)

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Fracture of the Olecranon

A fracture of the olecranon process can be caused by a fall on a bent elbow during contact sports, or in speedway racing and horse riding. The symptoms are swelling and tenderness over the elbow and an
inability to straighten the joint. Surgery is often required as the triceps tendon pulls the fractured surfaces away from each other. It is 2–3 months before sporting activity can be resumed after an injury of this
nature.

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