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Medial epicondyle fracture (ultrasound)

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel

Presentation

Posterior dislocation of elbow a few days prior. The post-reduction radiograph showed a dislocated medial epicondyle. Referred for an ultrasound to check the ulnar nerve.

Patient Data

Age: 10 years
Gender: Male
Ultrasound

There is an anterior dislocation of the medial epicondyle of the humerus.​ The ulnar nerve shows normal location and echo pattern.

The asymptomatic side shows normal location of the medial epicondyle.

Case Discussion

The ultrasound shows a dislocated medial epicondyle of the humerus in a patient with a recent history of posterior dislocation of the elbow.

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Case information

rID: 71827
Published: 26th Oct 2019
Last edited: 26th Oct 2019
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