An elbow fracture can occur as a result of trauma such as a hard knock or fall. In order to diagnose a fracture, I will perform imaging studies like x-rays and CT scans, which will confirm whether there are any bones displaced, or if any dislocations or sprains have occurred. In some cases, a fracture may be treated with the use of a cast or sling, which will provide support while the bones heal. I may also recommend rehabilitation treatments such as occupational therapy or physical therapy. If, however, the elbow fracture is very unstable, surgery may be required. During the procedure, I will stabilise the bones, or remove fragments if necessary.