Radial head fracture

Case contributed by Dr Mohd Radhwan Bin Abidin

Presentation

Sport injury

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Female

Right elbow radiograph

X-ray

Fracture at radial head. Joint effusion present.

Case Discussion

Radial head fracture is a common fracture in adults. However, the fracture can be subtle. Thus, the assessment of effusion on the lateral elbow radiograph is crucial if the fracture is not well identified in the radiograph.  

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