Spontaneous fractures of the olecranon process in rheumatoid arthritis.

@article{Rappoport1976SpontaneousFO,
  title={Spontaneous fractures of the olecranon process in rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={Arnold S. Rappoport and J. Leland Sosman and Barbara N. Weissman},
  journal={Radiology},
  year={1976},
  volume={119 1},
  pages={83-4}
}
Spontaneous fractures through the olecranon process occurred in 3 patients with long-standing rheumatoid arthritis. In each case the elbow was severely damaged, particularly in the midportion of the trochlear notch, which was thinned either by erosion or cyst formation. The thin trichlear notch is the weak pivot point of a lever (the olecranon process… CONTINUE READING