Dr. Henry Backe is an integral part of the Orthopaedic Specialty Group, P. C. team since 1997. Dr. Backe’ exceptional surgical skills are complemented by a personable style and dedication to the highest quality patient outcomes and satisfaction. He is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon and is fellowship trained in the area of trauma.
Ulna Fractures Specialist In The Greater Chicagoland Area
Orthopaedic trauma injuries are rarely anticipated and often require the skill of a trained surgeon on an emergency basis. Dr. Henry Backe is specially-trained in this area and has put hundreds of patients back to work and to daily activities. He is very comfortable in the emergency room and is adept at putting both patients and their families at ease during a very stressful time.
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FAQs on Ulna Fractures
What Is An Ulna Fracture?
Ulna fractures occur as a fracture to the arm or ulna (which is one of the bones between the elbow and wrist joints) usually occurs by the forearm being struck by an object. Commonly referred to as a “nightstick fracture”, an ulna fracture can occur as a victim attempts to protect the head from assault. Other frequent causes include falls and car accidents.
What Are The Symptoms of Ulna Fractures?
An ulna fracture typically causes pain, tenderness, bruising, swelling and some deformity of the arm.
What Are The Treatment Options For Ulna Fractures?
In most cases, immobilizing the bone with a brace or cast is all that is needed to help heal a fracture to the ulna. However, if there is a large amount of displacement of the fracture, an operation may be necessary to surgically stabilize the bone by placing a plate and screws along the ulna.