Elbow fat pad (sail sign)

Case contributed by Abdullah Elkhouli
Diagnosis almost certain


Elbow joint immobility following fall on outstretched hands.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Male

Radial head fissure fracture with mild anterior and posterior joint effusion.

Case Discussion

Following trauma, x-rays of the patient's elbow revealed a radial head fissure fracture and mild anterior and posterior joint effusion (sail sign positive).

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