Early mobilization of isolated ulnar-shaft fractures

Acta Orthop Scand. 1989 Jun;60(3):261-2. doi: 10.3109/17453678909149272.


A consecutive series of 21 isolated ulnar-shaft fractures were treated with early mobilization. All the fractures healed with good function and without serious complications. As long as the radioulnar joints are intact, this type of fracture can safely be treated with immediate mobilization or a short period in a below-elbow cast.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Early Ambulation*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Radiography
  • Ulna / diagnostic imaging
  • Ulna Fractures / diagnostic imaging
  • Ulna Fractures / pathology
  • Ulna Fractures / therapy*
  • Wound Healing