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- paediatrics, paediatric emergency medicine
- paediatrics, paediatric injury
- musculo-skeletal, fractures and dislocations
A 1-month-old baby was referred to a tertiary paediatric centre from a local hospital with a 2-day history of reduced movement and swelling of the left elbow. There was no history of preceding trauma or relevant obstetric history.
On examination, tenderness and swelling of the left elbow with restriction of movement was noted. There was no evidence of systemic illness or infection.
Left elbow radiographs were performed (figure 1):
What is the diagnosis?
Distal humeral supracondylar fracture
Distal humeral transphyseal fracture
Contributors EM wrote this paper. BS edited it. KJ provided images.
Competing interests None declared.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.