Stress fractures of the olecranon in javelin throwers.

  title={Stress fractures of the olecranon in javelin throwers.},
  author={Antero Hulkko and Sakari Yrj{\"o} Orava and P Nikula},
  journal={International journal of sports medicine},
  volume={7 4},
Between the years 1977 and 1984, four javelin throwers with a stress fracture of the olecranon were seen and treated. In one patient, acute painful dislocation of the fracture occurred during a competitive throw. Two patients had stress fracture of the tip. The fracture treated conservatively healed in 18 months. The patient treated by excision of the tip was able to throw after 2 months. Two patients had slightly oblique, more distally located stress fractures, which were treated with a… CONTINUE READING

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