Radial head fracture

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

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Fall. Pain in elbow.

Patient Data

Age: 55 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

There is a minimally-displaced fracture of the radial head with extension into the radiocapitellar joint. Alignment of the elbow is intact. No other fracture detected. There is a large elbow joint effusion. Slight irregularity of the medial epicondyle appears well-corticated and most likely represents degenerative change/old injury.

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Case information

rID: 25847
Case created: 12th Nov 2013
Last edited: 1st Nov 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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