Elbow joint effusion

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe

Presentation

Fall playing sport. Now painful elbow.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Female
X-ray

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
Published: 1st Sep 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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