Radial neck fracture

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard


Fell off bike.

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male

Right elbow x-rays

A minimally displaced neck of radius fracture is present which does not involve the articular surface. The radial head is slightly (20°) dorsally tilted. This is associated with a prominent joint effusion (sail sign).


Joint effusion with radial neck fracture. 

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Case information

rID: 23999
Published: 23rd Jul 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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