What is the name of the sign to describe the joint effusion with fat pad displacement in the elbow?
After identifying joint effusion, what is really important to do?
The presence of joint effusion demands us to take extra care in the assessment of the radial head looking for fractures. Even when a fracture cannot be identified, the presence of a joint effusion in adults should be treated as a non-displaced radial head fracture.
Bilateral radial metaphyseal/radius neck fractures with no significant displacement. No evidence of malalignment. Fat pad displacement inferring joint effusions bilaterally.