Treatment of ulnar fractures by functional bracing

J Bone Joint Surg Am. 1976 Dec;58(8):1104-7.


Treatment of isolated fracture of the ulna by means of functional bracing was successful in seventy-two cases. No non-unions were encountered. There was minimum deformity and loss of pronation-supination, and no loss of motion at the elbow and wrist. The average time to healing was ten weeks.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Casts, Surgical
  • Fracture Fixation / methods*
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Orthopedic Fixation Devices / standards*
  • Radiography
  • Time Factors
  • Ulna Fractures / diagnostic imaging
  • Ulna Fractures / therapy*
  • Wound Healing