Supracondylar fracture

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Presentation

Painful arm following a fall from monkey-bars.

Patient Data

Age: 5 years
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

A joint effusion with sail sign and an anterior cortical supracondylar breach is present. 

Modality: Annotated image

Anterior cortical breach indicated by white arrow. Anterior humeral line continues to intersect the mid point of the capitellum. 

Case Discussion

Typical appearances of a minimally displaced (type IA) supracondylar fracture

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Case Information

rID: 10341
Case created: 7th Aug 2010
Last edited: 8th Feb 2017
Tags: elbow, trauma
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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