Radial head dislocation (initially missed)

Case contributed by Gerry Gardner


Returned to fracture clinic 4 weeks post injury with deformity and decreased ROM

Patient Data

Age: 8
Gender: Female

The radial head is dislocated and surrounded by extra ossific material secondary to chronic dislocation.

Case Discussion

This girl was imaged pre PACS and the radial head dislocation was missed.

On return some weeks later she had calcification within the joint (possibly the annullar ligament) that , I believe, she had to have excised.

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Case information

rID: 13905
Published: 29th May 2011
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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