Olecranon fracture

Case contributed by Dr David Cuete


Fall from a bicycle, back pain in the elbow region.

Patient Data

Age: 18 years
Gender: Female

Elbow X-ray

Complete intra-articular fracture through the olecranon with minimal displacement of the fracture fragment. Is accompanied by joint effusion.

Case Discussion

This case shows a fracture of olecranon.

In addition ot demonstrates the elevation of fat pads shown in the context of a elbow joint effusion

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Case information

rID: 27347
Published: 30th Jan 2014
Last edited: 1st Oct 2019
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