Elbow fractures that are displaced, unstable or open require surgery to remove bone fragments and realign the bones using pins, screws or plates so that they can heal correctly.
How long will it take to recover from surgery?
Initially you will be given a splint which will later be replaced with a brace to limit the movement of the joint while beginning exercises to strengthen it. Many patients are able to return to a full range of movement around six weeks after surgery and to their normal sporting activities between six months and a year after surgery. However, if your sport involves throwing it may take up to a year before you can resume competitive sports.