Postttraumatic avascular necrosis of the radial humeral capitellum

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert

Presentation

The patient suffered an elbow dislocation 3 months earlier with non displaced fracture of the lateral humeral condyle and the radial head and radial avulsion of the forearm extensor tendons.

Patient Data

Age: 70
Gender: Female

The tendons have been re-attached to the lateral epicondyle with a screw. The capitellum shows a subchondral T1 hypointense area, tthat is surrounded by bone marrow oedema.

Case Discussion

Osteonecrosis probably developed due to the fracture of the lateral humeral condyle, see this case.

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Case Information

rID: 18610
Case created: 15th Jul 2012
Last edited: 5th Nov 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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