Olecranon fracture

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones

Presentation

Fall with right sided elbow pain and reduced range of motion.

Patient Data

Age: 6
Gender: Male
X-ray

Moderate joint effusion with elevation of the fat pads. Transverse olecranon fracture (on the AP view).

Case Discussion

Common paediatric injuries that cause elbow joint effusions include supracondylar, lateral condyle, and radial head and neck fractures. However, olecranon fractures are often found and frequently overlooked. They may only be visible on one view.

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Case information

rID: 42689
Case created: 3rd Feb 2016
Last edited: 3rd Feb 2016
System: Paediatrics
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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