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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


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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