Minimally displaced supracondylar fracture

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones

Patient Data

Age: 6 years
Gender: Male

Anterior fat pad and displacement of the capitellum posteriorly indicative of a supracondylar fracture.

Case Discussion

There is displacement of the capitellum posteriorly which is seen when the anterior humeral line is drawn in. This is a supracondylar fracture. There is also a small anterior fat pad suggestive of an elbow effusion.

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Case information

rID: 22502
Published: 4th Apr 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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