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Age: 33

Sex: Female

Indication: Fall

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Case #29


Findings

  • Acute, oblique, nondisplaced olecranon fracture with intraarticular extension
  • Elbow joint effusion


Diagnosis

  • Olecranon fracture

Sample Report

Acute, oblique, nondisplaced olecranon fracture with intraarticular extension.

No joint malalignment.

Elbow joint effusion.

Joint spaces are maintained.


Discussion

  • Displaced olecranon fractures typically require internal fixation. Make sure to comment on the degree of displacement and comminution, if present
  • This fracture was managed conservatively


Images

Red arrows: nondisplaced intraarticular olecranon fracture. Yellow arrows: uplifting of the anterior and posterior fat pad due to a joint effusion.

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