Radial head fracture

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Osama Hussein Yonso

Presentation

Chief complaint: pain on left elbow due to falling at the workplace, 2days ago, on examination: there is pain and swelling over the left elbow lateral aspect.

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

X-ray shows right radial head non-displaced fracture. 

The fat pad sign is noted (elbow joint effusion)

Annotated zoomed view

X-ray

X-ray shows right radial head non-displaced fracture. 

Case Discussion

This fracture is a type I according to Mason's classification of radial head fractures.

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