Radial neck fracture

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


FOOSH from bike.

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Male

Radial neck fracture. No other acute bony injury identified. Alignment within normal limits. Old fifth metacarpal shaft fracture has healed.


Mildly impacted and angulated radial neck fracture with elbow joint effusion, as evidenced by a raised posterior fat pad.

Case Discussion

Focussed imaging demonstrates fracture much better than broader field of view images. 

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Case information

rID: 47885
Published: 7th Sep 2016
Last edited: 7th Sep 2016
Tag: rapids
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