Olecranon fracture

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe

Presentation

Fall from more than 10 metres. Tender swollen right arm and hand.

Patient Data

Age: 40
Gender: Female

Mobile study in ICU

Modality: X-ray

Displaced olecranon fracture extending to the articular surface. Radial head appears enlocated. 

Case Discussion

It is easiest to diagnose an olecranon fracture on lateral projections. Always check for commonly associated injuries (which are absent in this case) such as radial head dislocation, coronoid process or distal humerus fractures. 

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Case Information

rID: 26193
Case created: 5th Dec 2013
Last edited: 4th Sep 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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