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Medical Term:

fatpad sign


posterior displacement of the posterior fatpad of the elbow by fluid within the joint capsule, making it visible on lateral radiography of the elbow; usually detected following fracture of the radial head. The anterior fatpad, in contradistinction, is normally partially visible.

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