Radial head fracture

Case contributed by Dr J. Ray Ballinger

Presentation

Fell on elbow. Now has pain and limitation of flexion and extension of the elbow.

Patient Data

Age: 39 years
Gender: Male
X-ray
A mildly displaced fracture of the radial head is seen involving about 40% of the articular surface.
CT

3-D reconstruction of CT scan through elbow showing a comminuted fracture of the radial head not as well appreciated on plain films.

Case Discussion

The 3D reconstructed CT scan images show the fracture in more detail, allowing improved presurgical planning.
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Case information

rID: 25023
Case created: 28th Sep 2013
Last edited: 12th Apr 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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