elbow injuries

Elbow injuries are a common presentation to the Emergency Department. This pocket card reviews some the imaging, acute management, and some pearls for the following injuries: elbow dislocation, radial head subluxation, supracondylar fractures (such as the xray on the right), radial head fracture, epicondylitis, condyle fractures, and olecranon fracture. Thanks to Dr. Jonathon Hancock (Doctor’s Hospital orthopedist) for the expert peer review.

PV Card: Elbow Injuries

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Melody Glenn, MD

Melody Glenn, MD

Emergency Physician
Highland Hospital
Sutter Delta Medical Center
Workit Health
Melody Glenn, MD


EM/EMS/Addiction Physician @UAZMedTucson | MFA @MillsMFALit | @Tin_House workshop alum '20 | Repped by @kaylasansk @GoldinAgency
Andy Little, DO

Andy Little, DO

Associate Program Director, AdventHealth EM Residency
Host/Co-Founder, EM Over Easy Podcast
ALiEM Blog Editor
Andy Little, DO


APD in FL, @doctorsemres trained, lover of #FOAMed, #Meded, Co-founder/Host for @emovereasy, Vice chair of CME @ACOEP #ravenclaw
Mary Haas, MD

Mary Haas, MD

Clinical Instructor and Education Fellow
Assistant Program Director
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Michigan/Saint Joseph Mercy Hospital
Mary Haas, MD


EM APD @UMichiganEM. Tweets represent my views only and are not medical advice.