Radial head fracture

Case contributed by Mohammad Osama Hussein Yonso


Patient fell down yesterday and hit left elbow, local examination: left elbow swelling, tenderness lateral condyle region, no wounds, movements- restricted.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male

X-ray shows radial head fracture.

Anterior and posterior fat pad sign are noted (joint effusion).

Case Discussion

Anterior fat pad sign refer to joint effusion, sometimes it may be the only indirect sign of an invisible fracture of the elbow.

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