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Age: 43

Sex: Male

Indication: Trauma

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Case #3


Findings

  • Acute olecranon fracture with 1 cm distraction
  • Elbow joint effusion
  • Soft tissue swelling overlying the olecranon


Diagnosis

  • Olecranon fracture

Sample Report

Acute olecranon fracture with 1 cm distraction. Overlying soft tissue swelling.

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


Images

Postoperative radiograph in this patient.

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