Supracondylar spur

Case contributed by Talal F M Abdullah
Diagnosis almost certain


Left elbow pain. No history of trauma or inflammatory symptoms.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Female

Left supracondylar spur pointing towards the elbow joint in the typical location (anteromedial humeral) ~2" above the medial epicondyle.  No fracture or periosteal reaction noted.

Case Discussion

This supracondylar spur is considered a normal variant and should not be mistaken for a cartilaginous capped exostosis.  Patient symptoms can be due to median nerve or brachial artery compression.

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