Radial head fracture


Radial head fractures are a common type of elbow injury in adults 1-4. They usually occur during a fall on an outstretched arm with the forearm pronated and discrete flexion of the elbow joint 1-4. CT scan helps identify the location and size, number, morphology, articulate margin, fracture gap, and associated bone fractures and distinguishes the type of fracture in Mason classification 1-4. Radiologists should adopt the same terminology and classification systems used by orthopedic surgeons to enhance communication 1.

This case is a typical example of a non-displaced fracture of the radial head - Mason type 1, in which, in general, the treatment is conservative.