Supracondylar fracture - grade Ia

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones

Presentation

Fall with elbow pain and reluctance to move.

Patient Data

Gender: Male
X-ray

There is a large elbow effusion. The anterior humeral line appars to intersect the middle third of capitellum. This is a non-displaced supracondylar fracture. On the zoomed image, you can see that there is a buckle of the posterior cortex.

Case Discussion

This is a grade Ia (non-displaced) supracondylar fracture. The anterior humeral line does not help here, but the elbow effusion and buckling of the posterior cortex.

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Case information

rID: 22536
Case created: 6th Apr 2013
Last edited: 8th Jan 2017
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