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Bowing out of the Tournament

Author: Evon Looper, MD, PGY1; Ramesh Karra, MD
Peer-Reviewer and Final Editor: Will Denq, MD, CAQ-SM

A 15-year old male presents with right elbow pain and deformity after injury sustained during a wrestling tournament. He has a large joint effusion and prominent olecranon, and is otherwise neurovascularly intact. 

X-ray of a human arm

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Image 1. Plain radiographs of the right elbow taken on initial presentation after unsuccessful conscious reduction attempt in the field. Author’s own images. 


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