Medial epicondyle fracture

Case contributed by Frank Gaillard

Presentation

Elbow trauma and swelling.

Patient Data

Age: Child

Elbow joint

x-ray

Displaced ossification center of the medial epicondyle, reflecting a fracture.

Moderate soft tissue swelling of the elbow noted.

Elevation of anterior fat pad.

Case Discussion

Medial epicondyle fracture in a child. Medial epicondyle fractures are the most common elbow avulsion injuries in children. Elevation of the anterior fat pad is indicative of elbow hemarthrosis.

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