Intra-articular ossified body : elbow

Case contributed by Maulik S Patel
Diagnosis certain


Incomplete elbow extension - Few months. No trauma.

Patient Data

Age: about 40 yrs
Gender: Female

There is an ossified body deep to triceps tendon; in the posterior recess of elbow joint. There is mild joint effusion and synovial thickening - hypervascularity.

Rest  of the elbow examination was normal.

Case Discussion

Findings of an ossified body in posterior recess of elbow joint preventing complete elbow extension.

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