Acute osteomyelitis of the elbow

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert

Presentation

Pain, swelling, and reddening over the olecranon. Reduced mobility of the right elbow.

Patient Data

Age: 13 years
Gender: Male

Osteolytic lesion of the olecranon connected to a subperiosteal abscess. Bone marrow and soft tissue edema. Periosteal new bone apposition. Elbow joint effusion.

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