Radial neck fracture

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe

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FOOSH from bike.

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

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

Modality: X-ray

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
Case created: 6th Sep 2016
Last edited: 7th Sep 2016
Tag: rapids
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