Fracture coronoid process

Case contributed by Dr Heba Abdelmonem



Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male

Fracture of the coronoid process throughout its base (type 3) associated with small fracture of the radial head. Minimal amount of hemarthrosis is noted as well.

Case Discussion

Three sub-types of Coronoid process fractures are identified.

  • type 1: coronoid process tip avulsion.
  • type 2: fracture of <50% of the coronoid process.
  • type 3: fracture of >50% of the coronoid process.

 Note that the fractured coronoid process in the case is associated with fracture of the radial head. The absence of dislocated elbow excludes the horrible triad of the elbow.

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Case information

rID: 52869
Published: 24th Apr 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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