Fracture Bracing/Casting


Most non-displaced fractures require immobilization in a sling until the fracture heals enough to be comfortable and permit motion without risk of dislodging the fracture fragments. It is vital to maintain flexibility of the wrist and fingers while resting the elbow. With your doctor’s guidance, you may commence elbow movement as the fracture heals. If the arm is moved too early, this can delay healing, but too little movement will result in stiffness. If the fracture fragments are displaced, surgical procedures may be necessary to bring the pieces together and fix them with wires, pins, plates or screws. Because the majority of elbow fractures are non-displaced, recovery of good to excellent motion and function is often achieved. Displaced fractures often require surgery and may result in injury to the adjacent muscles. This can result in more elbow pain, weakness and residual discomfort.



Fracture Bracing/Casting are typically used when a patient is suffering from an elbow fracture, an elbow dislocation or an elbow subluxation.

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