Radial head fracture with fat pad displacement

Case contributed by RMH Core Conditions

Presentation

Post fall of bicycle.

Patient Data

Age: 47
Gender: Male

There is an elbow joint effusion with an undisplaced vertical fracture through the radial head.

Case Discussion

Presence of fat pads (especially posterior fat pad) implies pathology in the elbow joint. 

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