Title

Pediatric Elbow Injuries

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Radiology

Publication Date

2018-08-01

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Diagnosis | Musculoskeletal System | Pediatrics | Radiology

Abstract

Elbow trauma in children is one of the most commonly encountered musculoskeletal injuries in pediatric radiology. However, elbow injuries in children can be misdiagnosed due to secondary ossification centers unique to pediatric patients. Familiarity of the normal elbow anatomy in children is crucial for an accurate diagnosis. This article seeks to improve diagnostic accuracy of these elbow injuries by reviewing the secondary ossification centers in the elbow in the pediatric population, followed by a discussion of commonly encountered acute and chronic fractures, dislocations or other injuries. While many elbow injuries are diagnosed with radiographs, there are situations where imaging with computed tomography, ultrasonography, and magnetic resonance imaging are essential in the diagnosis of these injuries.

DOI of Published Version

10.1053/j.sult.2018.03.005

Source

Semin Ultrasound CT MR. 2018 Aug;39(4):384-396. doi: 10.1053/j.sult.2018.03.005. Epub 2018 Mar 23. Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Seminars in ultrasound, CT, and MR

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

30070231

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