Elbow joint effusion

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


Fall playing sport. Now painful elbow.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Female

Large elbow joint effusion. No fracture is identified.

Case Discussion

Given the size of the effusion, an occult fracture is likely with the radial head being the most common location.

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Case information

rID: 39322
Case created: 31st Aug 2015
Last edited: 26th Aug 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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