Citation, DOI and case data
Left elbow swelling post fall, unable to fully extend elbow.
Loading Stack -
0 images remaining
There is a displaced supracondylar fracture of the left distal humerus, with raised anterior and posterior fat pad seen.
1 case question available
In this case, the frontal elbow image was obtained by using a horizontal beam AP view as the patient was unable to supinate their arm for the standard AP elbow image. It is important to ensure that the patient is still encouraged to extend their arm as much as possible to ensure visualization of an opened elbow joint space.