Occult radial head fracture

Case contributed by Dr Derek Smith

Presentation

Fall onto outstretched hand with medial elbow pain and limited range of movement.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Elevated anterior fat pad on the lateral view.

This indicates a joint effusion which in the adult age group is suggestive of an occult radial head fracture.

Case Discussion

Elevated anterior fat pad on the lateral view.

This indicates a joint effusion which in the adult age group is suggestive of an occult radial head fracture.

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Case information

rID: 62098
Published: 1st Aug 2018
Last edited: 1st Aug 2018
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