SplintER Series: A Fateful FOOSH

A 66 year-old man presents with right anterior elbow pain, ecchymosis, and a “lump” in his right upper extremity after a ground level fall (Figure 1). What is your suspected diagnosis? What physical exam maneuver(s) can help you confirm your diagnosis? What is your initial workup in the ED? What imaging confirms the diagnosis? What is your management and disposition?

Figure 1: Case Courtesy of Dr. Peter M. Martin