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Age: 90

Sex: Male

Indication: Fall

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Case #19


Findings

  • Acute mildly displaced fracture of the olecranon with 6 mm distraction along the inferior margin
  • Acute nondisplaced fracture along the anterior aspect of the radial head
  • Acute fracture at the base of the capitellum with superior rotation and smaller laterally displaced fracture fragments
  • Elbow joint effusion
  • Soft tissue swelling overlying the olecranon and along the lateral aspect of the elbow


Diagnosis

  • Olecranon fracture
  • Radial head fracture
  • Capitellar fracture

Sample Report

Acute mildly displaced fracture of the olecranon with 6 mm distraction along the inferior margin.

Acute nondisplaced fracture along the anterior aspect of the radial head.

Acute fracture at the base of the capitellum with superior rotation and smaller laterally displaced fracture fragments.

No joint malalignment.

Elbow joint effusion.

Soft tissue swelling overlying the olecranon and along the lateral aspect of the elbow.


Discussion

  • This is a good practice case for identifying multiple fractures


Images

Red arrow: olecranon fracture. Yellow arrow: radial head fracture. Blue arrows: fracture at the base of the capitellum with superior rotation of the fracture fragment.

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