Radial head fracture

Radial head fractureCreated OnMay 5, 2020Last Updated OnMay 5, 2020byadmin You are here: Main Radiology Radial head fracture < All Topics Table of Contents Radial head fracture – Fat pads – Lateral This is the commonest elbow fracture in adults The fracture line is not visible on the lateral view in this case The effusion – indicated by raised fat pads – is the only visible sign of injury and in the context of trauma should be taken to indicate an undisplaced intra-capsular fracture Radial head fracture – AP The AP view shows a fracture line which extends to the articular surface of the radial head Radial head fracture – Subtle – Lateral view Abnormality of bone associated with elbow fractures can be very subtle Here the effusion is easily recognised. This should prompt a hunt for a fracture There is subtle buckling of the radial head cortex anteriorly Radial head fracture – Subtle – AP view The subtle buckling of the radial head cortex is seen again on the AP view *Some of the image photo is taken from web, we do not own this, it’s for knowledge sharing purpose.

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