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Radial head fracture (MRI)

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert

Presentation

Pain and swelling of the elbow joint after a fall on the outstretched arm. Radiographs inconclusive.

Patient Data

Age: 16 years
Gender: Male
MRI

Non-displaced radial head fracture affecting about one third of the joint surface. Hemarthrosis and partial rupture of the ulnar collateral ligament also are noted.

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