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synovial fold syndrome of the elbow

Bush RJB - MedPix (2007)

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Affiliation: Uniformed Services University

ABSTRACT

Diagnosis: synovial fold syndrome of the elbow

History: A 17 year old female cheerleader reports experiencing acute left elbow pain while performing gymnastics maneuvers during recent practice sessions. The patient describes pain along the lateral aspect of the elbow and a sensation of “catching” during range of motion exercises.

Findings: There were no positive radiographic findings on plain Xray. MRI revealed thickened posterolateral plica with a component interposed between the posterior capitellum and radial head with marrow edema on both sides of the articulation

Ddx: lateral epicondylitis (aka tennis elbow) loose bodies osteoarthritis and snapping triceps tendon

Dxhow: Pathologic findings of excised plica include chronic hypertrophic fibrous synovitis. Significantly thickened plica are noted on MRI

Exam: On physical examination, full extension of elbow was noted to cause worsening of pain and a very small joint effusion was suspected on palpation

No MeSH data available.


Coronal STIR MR image of the elbow in the same patient shows edema on both sides of the radio-capitellar articulation, related to chronic impingement of the fold between the radial and capitellum.  The thickened synovial fold is ill-defined and increased in signal intensity.
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MPX1651_synpic33059: Coronal STIR MR image of the elbow in the same patient shows edema on both sides of the radio-capitellar articulation, related to chronic impingement of the fold between the radial and capitellum. The thickened synovial fold is ill-defined and increased in signal intensity.


synovial fold syndrome of the elbow

Bush RJB - MedPix (2007)

Coronal STIR MR image of the elbow in the same patient shows edema on both sides of the radio-capitellar articulation, related to chronic impingement of the fold between the radial and capitellum.  The thickened synovial fold is ill-defined and increased in signal intensity.
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MPX1651_synpic33059: Coronal STIR MR image of the elbow in the same patient shows edema on both sides of the radio-capitellar articulation, related to chronic impingement of the fold between the radial and capitellum. The thickened synovial fold is ill-defined and increased in signal intensity.

View Article: MedPix Image - MedPix Case

Affiliation: Uniformed Services University

ABSTRACT

Diagnosis: synovial fold syndrome of the elbow

History: A 17 year old female cheerleader reports experiencing acute left elbow pain while performing gymnastics maneuvers during recent practice sessions. The patient describes pain along the lateral aspect of the elbow and a sensation of “catching” during range of motion exercises.

Findings: There were no positive radiographic findings on plain Xray. MRI revealed thickened posterolateral plica with a component interposed between the posterior capitellum and radial head with marrow edema on both sides of the articulation

Ddx: lateral epicondylitis (aka tennis elbow) loose bodies osteoarthritis and snapping triceps tendon

Dxhow: Pathologic findings of excised plica include chronic hypertrophic fibrous synovitis. Significantly thickened plica are noted on MRI

Exam: On physical examination, full extension of elbow was noted to cause worsening of pain and a very small joint effusion was suspected on palpation

No MeSH data available.