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    The basic principles about the elbow X-ray examination.

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    X-ELBOW - Introduction

    An X-ray of the elbow is a frequently conducted examination and is mainly used for diagnosing a fracture.
    Some of the key topics are radial head fracture, supracondylar humeral fracture, anterior/posterior fat pad and elbow luxation.
    Prior to this module, it is wise to read the Fracture General Principles module.
    This module consists of the components indication/technique, normal anatomy, checklist and pathology.


    • Radial head fracture
    • Radial head luxation
    • Pulled elbow / Nursemaid's elbow
    • Essex-Lopresti fracture
    • Monteggia fracture
    • Supracondylar humeral fracture
    • Lateral humeral condylar fracture
    • Medial humeral epicondylar fracture
    • Olecranon fracture
    • Elbow luxation
    • Osteoarthritis
    Normale anatomie op een  X-elleboog opname (laterale opname) Normale anatomie op een  X-elleboog opname (laterale opname)
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    Literature: sources and author


    drs. A. van der Plas (MSK radiologist Maastricht UMC+)

    With special thanks to:
    drs. M. Özdemir (radiologist Noordwest Ziekenhuisgroep)
    dhr. A. Bubberman (Advanced Practioner Radiology LUMC)


    drs. A. van der Plas (MSK radiologist Maastricht UMC+)


    • B.J. Manaster et al. The Requisites – Musculoskeletal Imaging (2007).
    • N. Raby et al. Accident & Emergency Radiology – A Survival Guide. (2005).
    • K.L. Bontrager, J.P. Lampignano. Textbook of Radiographic Positioning and Related Anatomy. 2014 (8th edition)


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