Acute Osteochondral Shear Fracture of the Capitellum in a Twelve-Year-Old Patient

Sodl, Jeffrey F.; Ricchetti, Eric T.; Huffman, G. Russell
March 2008
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Mar2008, Vol. 90-A Issue 3, p629
Academic Journal
This article presents a case study of a twelve-year-old right-hand dominant boy who had been experiencing pain in his left elbow. He had no history of elbow problems and no muskuloskeletal problems prior to the elbow pain. The boy first experienced pain after striking an opponent's helmet with his elbow in a football game. Arthroscopy by an orthopedic surgeon revealed diffuse synovitis and a osteochondral defect in the articular surface of the capitellum.


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