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Age: 85

Sex: Female

Indication: Elbow pain

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Case #22


Findings

  • Acute mildly displaced radial neck fracture without intraarticular extension
  • Elbow joint effusion
  • Mild degenerative changes of the ulnohumeral joint


Diagnosis

  • Radial neck fracture

Sample Report

Acute mildly displaced radial neck fracture without intraarticular extension.

No joint malalignment.

Elbow joint effusion.

Mild degenerative changes of the ulnohumeral joint.


Discussion

  • Radial head/neck fractures are very common and are often subtle
  • Make sure to comment on displacement and comminution (particularly of the articular surface), if present


Images

Red arrow: mildly displaced radial neck fracture.

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