Acute Bilateral Elbow Pain After A Fall - Page #3

Lab Studies:

Other Studies:
Imaging: X-rays of bilateral elbows were unremarkable Case Photo #1
Case Photo #2
MRI left elbow: High grade partial tear of distal triceps tendon 1.2 cm from the tendon insertion with a gap measuring 1.6 cm; there is edema extending into the triceps muscle belly. The medial head of the triceps is intact. Olecranon bursitis, likely hemorrhagic, is also present.
MRI right elbow: High grade partial tear at the distal triceps myotendinous junction extending into the triceps muscle belly, associated with a moderate sized fluid collection. The muscular attachment of the medial head is spared. The tendon gap measures 1.8 cm.
Case Photo #3
Case Photo #4.

Orthopedic Surgery

Click here to continue. Challenge yourself by writing down a revised, working diagnosis before moving to the next slide.

NOTE: For more information, please contact the AMSSM, 11639 Earnshaw, Overland Park, KS 66210, (913) 327-1415.

© The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
4000 W. 114th Street, Suite 100
Leawood, KS 66211
Phone: 913.327.1415

Website created by the computer geek