Lateral condyle fracture

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard

On the lateral, there is clearly a fracture.  The capitellum is posteriorly displaced.

However, on the AP film, there is a small fragment of bone lateral to the distal humeral metaphysis and cortical irregularity medially.  

Case Discussion

There is a tiny ossific density adjacent to the lateral portion of the distal humeral metaphysis. Between it and a cortical irregularity in the intercondylar region, there is a fracture line. This is a lateral humeral condylar fracture and there is dorsal displacement of the distal fracture fragment.

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Case information

rID: 8011
Published: 3rd Jan 2010
Last edited: 20th Feb 2020
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