Adam Seidl, MD - Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon - Shoulder and Elbow Specialist

Adam Seidl, MDBoard Certified Orthopaedic SurgeonShoulder and Elbow Specialist

Olecranon Fracture Fixation

PHASE I: Early ROM & Protect Fixation (0 to 6 weeks)

  • Splint and postop dressing remains in place for the first 2 weeks.
  • Hinged Elbow Brace worn at all times (after the initial dressing removed)
  • Initiate elbow exercise program 5 times per day:
    • Passive and active elbow ROM to 90 degrees of flexion
    • Increase flexion 10 degrees each week in HEP
    • Avoid active extension
  • Grip and wrist/hand AROM immediately.
  • Perform supination ROM only with the elbow flexed to 90 degrees.
  • Phase II: Full ROM and function (>6 weeks)

    • Advance ROM:
      • Full elbow and forearm ROM out of HEB
      • Initiate elbow and forearm strengthening.

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Location Map

  • Orthopedics - University of Colorado Hospital

    1635 Aurora Ct,4th Floor
    Aurora, CO 80045

  • Highlands Ranch Hospital

    1500 Park Central Dr #401,
    Highlands Ranch,CO 80129

  • UCHealth Steadman Hawkins Clinic Denver

    175 Inverness Drive West, Suite 200,
    Englewood, CO 80112

Credibility Logos

  • The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery logo
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons logo
  • American Shoulder And Elbow Surgeons logo
  • Western Orthopaedic Association logo
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Moon Shoulder