Ortho Dx: Elbow pain and a displaced radial neck fracture

A 60-year-old woman presents with elbow pain after a fall 2 days earlier. She remembers falling on her wrist with her arm extended and has had severe pain with elbow motion since the fall. X-rays taken after the injury show a displaced radial neck fracture with more than 30 degrees of angulation.

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