Radial neck fracture

Case contributed by Dr Dai Roberts

Presentation

Fall on outstretched hand. Tender radial head ?fracture

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Female
X-ray

Mildly impacted radial neck fracture. Joint effusion.

Case Discussion

Radial neck and radial head fractures can be occult, with only a joint effusion evident on radiograph.  In children, supracondylar fractures are more common, and alignment of the capitellum relative to the anterior humeral cortex assessed for displacement.

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Case information

rID: 80424
Published: 24th Jul 2020
Last edited: 24th Jul 2020
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