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Radial head fracture

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Elbow trauma.

Patient Data

Age: 27
Gender: Male

CT Right Elbow

There is a comminutive fracture of the the lateral aspect of the radial head with displacement and impaction, as well as extension into the articular surface. 

Case Discussion

Radial head fractures usually occur as a result of indirect trauma, with most resulting from a fall on an abducted arm with minimal or moderate flexion of the elbow joint.

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Case information

rID: 39451
Published: 5th Sep 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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