Radial head fracture

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad A. ElBeialy


Fall on outstretched arm

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Male

Comminuted, impacted and displaced fracture of the radial head. 


Comminuted intraarticular fracture of the radial head is noted with impaction and tilting consistent with type III radial head fracture with disruption of the radiohumeral articulation.  No frank elbow joint dislocation. Mild joint effusion. 

Case Discussion

Type III comminuted fracture of the radial head (Mason classification) due to fall on outstretched arm. 

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Case information

rID: 54488
Published: 11th Jul 2017
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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