Brachialis Muscle and Tendon Injury

In this month’s Radsource MRI Web Clinic, Dr. Violet Nikac examines an under-recognized cause of elbow pain, in which MRI is often key to the diagnosis.

Pediatric Elbow Dislocation

A 15-year-old boy presents with elbow pain, limited range of motion and ulnar neuropraxia after a recent wrestling injury. An AP radiograph (1a), coronal STIR (1b) and (1c) fat-suppressed T2-and (1d) T1-weighted axial images are provided.

Posteromedial Rotatory Instability of the Elbow

A 41-year-old man presented with left elbow pain after slipping on a wet floor and falling onto the left arm 1 week prior. Pain involved both the anterior and posterior aspects of the elbow, influenced by how the arm was moved from one position to another.

Atypical Scan Angles in Musculoskeletal MRI

In the March 2017 Radsource MRI Web Clinic, Drs. Leon Toye and Nabeel Anwar discuss the utility of non-orthogonal imaging planes in the evaluation of the musculoskeletal system.

Distal Biceps Tendon Rupture Elbow

A 56 year-old male presents with swelling and ecchymosis in the antecubital fossa following a “pop” and acute onset of pain while lifting a heavy weight one week earlier.

Osteochondral Injury of the Elbow

Clinical History: An 11 year-old female gymnast presents with right elbow pain and popping with flexion. A coronal inversion recovery image is provided.

Snapping Triceps

Clinical History: A 19 year-old male presents with numbness and tingling in the ring and small fingers, tenderness to palpation over the cubital tunnel, subluxation of the ulnar nerve with elbow flexion, and medial elbow snapping. (1a) Axial T1-weighted magnetic...

Median Nerve Entrapment

Clinical history: A 53 year-old male presents with a 3 week history of forearm pain and acute onset of loss of thumb flexion. Fat-suppressed proton density-weighted axials images through the distal forearm (1a) and (1b) are presented for interpretation. What are the...

Distal Triceps Injuries

Clinical History: A 45 year old male complains of pain and swelling at the posterior elbow following a lifting injury three days ago. A sagittal inversion recovery image at the mid elbow is provided (1a). What are the findings? Is there a complete or an incomplete...

Ulnar Collateral Ligament Tears of the Elbow

Clinical History: A 22 year-old professional baseball pitcher experienced a painful pop and medial elbow pain while throwing. An (1a) inversion recovery coronal image of the elbow is provided. What are the findings? What is your diagnosis?  ...

Lateral Ulnar Collateral Ligament

Clinical History: A 51 year old female with a history of lateral release for treatment of lateral epicondylitis presents with posterolateral pain and difficulty achieving full elbow extension. The patient was reported as being very anxious when extending the elbow...

Posterior Interosseous Nerve Syndrome

Clinical history: Persistent forearm pain in a 72 year-old male after a fall. Axial fat suppressed T2-weighted (1a and 1b) and sagittal fat suppressed proton density-weighted (1c) images are shown below. What are the findings and what is your diagnosis? ...

Little League Elbow

Clinical History: A 15 year-old baseball pitcher presents with persistent medial elbow pain. Fat suppressed proton density-weighted (1a) coronal and (1b) axial images are provided. What are the findings? What is your diagnosis? Findings ...

Biceps Tendon Rupture Elbow

This clinic was updated on January 2, 2014. See the updated version here. Clinical History: 45 year-old male experienced a "pop" and acute onset pain while lifting a heavy bucket. What are the findings? What is your diagnosis? Findings ...

Lateral Epicondylitis

Clinical history: 40 year old male carpenter with lateral elbow pain. Fat-suppressed T2-weighted coronal (1a) and axial (1b) images demonstrate the abnormality. What is your diagnosis?   Answer Diagnosis Lateral epicondylitis...

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