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Intra-articular displacement of an avulsed medial (internal) epicondyle ossification centre in the paediatric elbow: a radiographic finding not to be missed
  1. Amir Qadeer1 and
  2. Michael Paddock2
  1. 1Department of Paediatrics, Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Barnsley, UK
  2. 2Medical Imaging Department, Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Barnsley, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Michael Paddock; michael.paddock{at}


We present the case of an 11-year-old girl who was presented to the Emergency Department with right elbow pain and swelling following a fall. Radiography demonstrated intra-articular displacement of an avulsed medial epicondyle ossification centre, which was not readily identified at presentation. She proceeded to an uncomplicated open reduction and internal fixation.

  • trauma
  • paediatrics
  • radiology
  • orthopaedic and trauma surgery
  • medical education

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  • Contributors AQ: cowrote the manuscript text. MP: cowrote the manuscript text; reformatted, prepared and labelled the images; wrote the figure and table legends; and obtained written informed consent.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Parental/guardian consent obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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