Board Review Questions of the Week – Orthopedic Injuries

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This week’s case-based question:


A 2-year-old boy is brought in for elbow pain and lack of elbow use after a fall off playground equipment onto his outstretched arm. The following x-rays are obtained (see Figures 1 and 2).

Figure 1.

Figure 2.

Which of the following statements is CORRECT?

Answer Options

The patient has radial head subluxation.
Radial nerve injury is the most common soft-tissue trauma associated with this injury.
The x-rays show 2 abnormalities that both indicate the presence of fracture.
The injury visible on the x-ray should be treated with a posterior splint, with the elbow flexed as tolerated and the forearm pronated.

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