Radiology of the elbow in children.

Published online: Dec 30 1996

H De Boeck.

Pediatric Orthopedic Department, A.Z.-V.U.B., Brussels, Belgium.


Elbow injuries are common in children. Correct management depends on a correct diagnosis. Most elbow injuries can be diagnosed by standard radiographs, but the variability of the developing secondary ossification centers which appear at different ages renders the diagnosis difficult. The normal development of the pediatric elbow should be learned by everyone who treats children's elbow injuries.