39 y/o man fell on elbow
msk plain fracture radius
39 y/o man fell on elbow. Now has pain and limitation of flexion and extension of the elbow.
A mildly displaced fracture of the radial head is seen involving about 40% of the articular surface. The 3D reconstructed CT scan images show the fracture in more detail, allowing improved presurgical planning.
Fracture Radial Head
Fractures of the radial head are a common fracture that may result from direct, or more frequently, indirect trauma. Displaced fractures may require internal fixation. A combination of fracture and dislocation of the radial head is uncommon but has a worst prognosis.