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Andrew Howard, Theddy Slongo, Peter Schmittenbecher

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James Hunter

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Fergal Monsell

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21u-M/7   Ulna, avulsion of apophysis

An avulsion fracture of the olecranon does not involve the articular surface.

An undisplaced avulsion is stable because of the tension band effect of the periosteum and fascia.

Note: the ulnar apophysis may have two ossification centers. This may be misinterpreted as an avulsion fracture.

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