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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 61-63

Missed fracture of capitulum on initial radiograph: A case report

1 Department of Orthopaedics, CMRI Hospital, Kolkata, India
2 Department of Orthopaedics, ESIC Medical College & Hospital Joka, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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Sanjay Keshkar
Department of Orthopaedics, ESIC Medical College & Hospital Joka, Kolkata 700104, West Bengal.
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijors.ijors_19_21

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Patients with isolated capitellar fractures mostly present with painful swelling of the elbow with definite local tenderness on clinical examination. These fractures become evident in the radiograph. In this paper, we report a young girl with an isolated capitellar fracture that was missed in the initial radiograph of the elbow and became evident in computed tomography (CT) and subsequent X-ray. This patient was treated successfully with open reduction and internal fixation by two headless screws (Herbert screw).

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