Radial head fracture

Case contributed by Dr Balint Botz


Injury of the right elbow sustained during a fall.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Female

In the laterolateral radiograph of the right elbow, the prominent anterior and posterior fat pad signs are the most striking abnormalities, while the subtle, minimally displaced fracture visible at the posterior aspect of the radial head (see key image) requires careful scrutiny.

Case Discussion

Typical presentation of a minimally displaced radial head fracture. 

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Case information

rID: 58048
Published: 28th Jan 2018
Last edited: 16th Dec 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: University of Pécs

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