Supracondylar fracture

Case contributed by Frank Gaillard


Painful arm following a fall from monkey-bars.

Patient Data

Age: 5 years
Gender: Male

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

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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