Elbow ossification centers

Case contributed by Leonardo Lustosa

Patient Data

Age: 13 years
Gender: Male
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Normal radiographs of the elbow in a 13-year-old child. All of the six ossification centers are present and can be identified using the CRITOE mnemonic.

C: capitellum
R: radial head
I: Internal (medial) epicondyle
T: trochlea
O: olecranon
E: external (lateral) epicondyle

Case Discussion

Case adapted from Dr Jeremy Jones, Radiopaedia.org, rID: 26814

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