Medial epicondyle fracture

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel

Presentation

Trauma. c/o pain - swelling to elbow.

Patient Data

Gender: Male
X-ray

A large bone fragment is noted on medial aspect of elbow, away from medial epicondyle region.

A faint smaller elongated bone flake is noted adjacent to it.

Elevation of anterior fat pad and visualization of posterior fat pad is seen.

Case Discussion

Avulsion fracture of medial epicondyle of humerus is represented by the larger fragment. There is a very likely associated avulsion from adjacent metaphysis represented by the smaller fragment.

Elevation of anterior fat pad and visualization of posterior fat pad is indicative of an elbow haemarthrosis.

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Case information

rID: 30167
Case created: 23rd Jul 2014
Last edited: 12th Nov 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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