Study finds, Incidence and Management of Articular Impaction
Olecranon fractures are common in the elderly. Articular impaction is encountered occasionally, but the incidence and outcomes after treatment of this injury pattern have not been well characterized.

Researchers evaluated a cohort of geriatric olecranon fractures to determine the incidence of articular impaction and describe a technique for open reduction and internal fixation.

--Of the 63 patients in our series, 31 had associated intraarticular impaction.

--Patients with articular impaction did not have significantly different rates of postoperative complications or revision surgery compared with those without articular impaction.

Conclusively, joint impaction is a typical characteristic of geriatric olecranone fractures. Surgeons have a high suspicion index in place and surgery plans to manage this injury component.