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Case 1671

Avulsed elbow medial epicondyle

Author(s)
J. Hopkins
 
Patient
male, 13 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    Arrangement of ossification centres around the elbow joint

    Elbow ossification centres.

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Arrangement of ossification centres around the elbow joint;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    Standard elbow projections
     

    Frontal (oblique) projection. Note the ossification centre projecting over the capitellum. Also note that the trochlea is present, so the internal epicondyle must be found.

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Standard elbow projections;

    Lateral projection, showing posterior fat pad sign, and the medial epicondyle projecting over the joint space.

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Standard elbow projections;
     
     
  • Figure 3
    Standard elbow projections with teaching markings
     

    Frontal (oblique) projection. Avulsed ossification centre (yellow arrow) projecting over the capitellum. Also note that the trochlea is present (green arrow), so the internal epicondyle must be found

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Standard elbow projections with teaching markings;

    Lateral projection, showing posterior fat pad sign (red arrow), and the avulsed medial epicondyle (yellow arrow) projecting over the joint space

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Standard elbow projections with teaching markings;
     
     
Elbow ossification centres.
 
Frontal (oblique) projection. Note the ossification centre projecting over the capitellum. Also note that the trochlea is present, so the internal epicondyle must be found.
 
Lateral projection, showing posterior fat pad sign, and the medial epicondyle projecting over the joint space.
 
Frontal (oblique) projection. Avulsed ossification centre (yellow arrow) projecting over the capitellum. Also note that the trochlea is present (green arrow), so the internal epicondyle must be found
 
Lateral projection, showing posterior fat pad sign (red arrow), and the avulsed medial epicondyle (yellow arrow) projecting over the joint space
 
 
 
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