Complex fracture of the radial neck in a child: an unusual case

J Orthop Trauma. 1994;8(3):255-7. doi: 10.1097/00005131-199406000-00014.


A rare elbow fracture pattern involving the radial neck, olecranon, and medial epicondyle is described in a pediatric patient. Medial and lateral fixation was necessary to control the three planes of instability. Commonly, radial neck fractures with an associated elbow injury (olecranon or medial epicondyle) are stable with lateral fixation alone.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Bone Wires
  • Child
  • Elbow / diagnostic imaging
  • Elbow / injuries*
  • Female
  • Fracture Fixation, Internal
  • Fractures, Closed / diagnostic imaging
  • Fractures, Closed / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Radiography
  • Radius Fractures / diagnostic imaging
  • Radius Fractures / surgery*
  • Range of Motion, Articular