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Olecranon stress fracture in a weight lifter: a case report
  1. P S Rao,
  2. S K Rao,
  3. B C Navadgi
  1. Department of Orthopaedics, Kasturba Medical College Hospital, Manipal, 576 119, Karnataka State, India
  1. Correspondence to: Professor P Sripathi Rao sripathi-vip{at}


Stress fractures have been reported in the upper limb of sportspeople involved in upper limb dominated events. Olecranon stress fractures have been cited in baseball pitchers, javelin throwers, and gymnasts. The unusual case of a stress fracture of the olecranon in a young weight lifter is reported here. The minimally displaced stress fracture was treated with tension band and two Kirschner wires. The fracture healed in four months and the patient returned to light sports activity after six months.

  • weight lifter
  • olecranon
  • elbow
  • stress fracture

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