HISTORY: PAIN IN LEFT ELBOW
TECHNIQUE: Multiplanar images of the left elbow were obtained at 1.5 Tesla without IV contrast
BONES: No fracture, subluxation, bone lesion or bone marrow edema. The joint spaces are normal. There are a few subchondral cysts along the distal posterior cortex of the capitellum.
MUSCLES AND TENDONS: There is mild edema within the proximal common flexor tendon, and within the flexor carpi ulnaris muscle. The common extensor tendon is intact and is normal in signal. The biceps and triceps tendons are also intact and normal in signal.
ELBOW JOINT: No joint effusion is seen. The collateral ligaments are intact.
TISSUES: There is mild medial subcutaneous edema.
IMPRESSION: Tendinitis versus mild partial tear of the common extensor tendon. Mild edema within the proximal flexor carpi ulnaris muscle. No ligamentous injury.