Radial head fracture

Case contributed by Dr Mahmoud Yacout Alabd



Patient Data

Age: 65 Years
Gender: Male

No definite fracture line is identified, however there is evidence of elevation of the anterior pad of fat (sail sign) in the lateral projection indicating joint effusion, which typically in a non paediatric age is an indication of an intra-articular radial head fracture. 


Further assessment with radial-head view was done and a non displaced radial head fracture was revealed. 

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Case information

rID: 51316
Published: 10th Feb 2017
Last edited: 3rd Jul 2017
Tag: rapids
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