Elbow / Arm

Elbow and arm injuries generally occur after a fall, a direct blow or a twisting injury to this area of the body. 

One of the most common injuries of the elbow is a radial head fracture. 

Other Elbow or Arm injuries Access Ortho treat include:

  • Forearm (radius or ulnar) shaft fracture / break
  • Radial Head fracture
  • Supracondylar fracture
  • Lateral or medial condyle fracture
  • Coronoid process fracture
  • Olecranon fracture
  • Biceps/triceps muscle or tendon rupture/tear
  • Elbow sprain / strain  
  • Elbow dislocation
  • Humeral / humerus fracture
  • Arm fracture
  • Pulled elbow
  • Monteggia and galeazzi fracture / dislocation

Symptoms you may experience with an elbow or arm injury:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Deformity
  • Bruising
  • Tenderness
  • Inability to bend or straighten the elbow or turn the hand over
  • Pain on movement

If you present with an injury to this area, Access Ortho will do a full assessment of the whole of the upper limb including the elbow and arm. This will include focused observation, palpation, measurement of your active and passive range of movement at each joint and an assessment of your muscle strength.  Access Ortho will then arrange any radiology required to further assist in the diagnosis of your injury.

Treatment for elbow and arm injuries may include casting for immobilisation, sling, collar and cuff and specialised shoulder immobilisers.  Access Ortho will treat and manage your injury and give you specific advice on the gradual return to your functional activities when medically appropriate.  If surgery is required Access Ortho will assist in this referral process.