Radial head fracture
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Jahangiri A, Radial head fracture. Case study, Radiopaedia.org (Accessed on 28 May 2023) https://doi.org/10.53347/rID-45751
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7 Jun 2016
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Patient fell from bike one day ago and landed on his right elbow. Pain and decreased ROM since.
Age: 45 years old
From the case: Radial head fracture
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There is a longitudinal fracture through the radial head with involvement of the articular surface.
There is separation of an articular fragment of < 40 % of the articular surface.
The fragment is separated by < 1 mm.
No other acute or healing fracture is identified.
An elbow joint effusion is evident. The articular surfaces otherwise appear intact.
The alignment is anatomical. No soft tissue calcification is identified.
A CT study may be indicated to further evaluate the radial articular surface.