Supracondylar fracture

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle

Presentation

Child fall on arm. Pain at the elbow. Fracture?

Patient Data

Age: 8 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Undisplaced supracondylar fracture.

Both fat pads are raised in keeping with an accompanying joint effusion.

Case Discussion

A common paediatric fracture with a good illustration of the fat pads.

Also a good example of the value of orthogonal views, with the fracture not readily evident on the AP projection.

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Case information

rID: 58623
Published: 27th Feb 2018
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Rotherham Foundation Hospital Trust

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