A meniscus causing painful snapping of the elbow joint

MR imaging with arthroscopic and histologic correlation

Guo Shu Huang, Chian Her Lee, Herng Sheng Lee, Cheng Yu Chen

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Abstract

Snapping of the elbow joint can cause pain. We report a case of painful snapping elbow produced by an interposed meniscus in the radiohumeral joint in a 20-year-old man. The MR arthrogram demonstrated a meniscus-like tissue interposed between the radial head and humeral capitellum. The MR-arthrographic findings were well correlated with surgical findings. The location and appearance of the meniscus-like tissue was similar to that of meniscus in the knee joint. Histologic findings of the excised meniscus-like tissue showed a typical presentation of fibrocartilage. A meniscus may exist in the elbow joint and can be a rare cause of painful snapping elbow. MR arthrography is helpful for identifying the snapping tissue in the elbow joint.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2411-2414
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Radiology
Volume15
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Elbow Joint
Elbow
Fibrocartilage
Humeral Head
Arthrography
Knee Joint
Meniscus
Joints
Pain

Keywords

  • Elbow
  • Meniscus
  • MR arthrography
  • Snapping

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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A meniscus causing painful snapping of the elbow joint : MR imaging with arthroscopic and histologic correlation. / Huang, Guo Shu; Lee, Chian Her; Lee, Herng Sheng; Chen, Cheng Yu.

In: European Radiology, Vol. 15, No. 12, 12.2005, p. 2411-2414.

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