Imaging Case of the Week 193 Answer

The lateral elbow x-ray shows an elevated anterior fat pad and a visible posterior fat pad. The oblique elbow x-ray shows an undisplaced lateral condylar fracture of the humerus.

Fat pad signLateral humeral condylar fracture

Lateral condylar fractures are generally unstable and should be discussed with the orthopaedic team for further management.

 

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