Radial head fracture

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Presentation

Elbow trauma.

Patient Data

Age: 27
Gender: Male

CT Right Elbow

Modality: CT

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
Case created: 5th Sep 2015
Last edited: 21st Feb 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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