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Fractured elbow. X-ray of the arm of a patient with a fractured elbow. The olecranon bone (bottom left), the head of the large lower arm bone (ulna, bottom), is fractured. The elbow articulates the lower and upper arm. The bone will be immobilised, either externally, using a cast, or internally, using metal pins, to allow it to heal. It is important that a bone is correctly aligned if it is to heal properly and avoid future complications.
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