Elbow fat pad (sail sign)

Case contributed by Dr Abdullah Elkhouli


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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Case information

rID: 67986
Published: 8th Oct 2019
Last edited: 8th Oct 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded
Institution: Maadi Military Hospital

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