Orthopedics Book


Panner Disease

Aka: Panner Disease
  1. See Also
    1. Osteochondrosis
  2. Epidemiology
    1. Children under age 10 years old
  3. Pathophysiology
    1. Distal humeral Ossification Center (at capitellum) with abnormal ossification, necrosis and degeneration
  4. Symptoms
    1. Vague lateral Elbow Pain
  5. Signs
    1. No point tenderness over lateral elbow
  6. Imaging
    1. XRay elbow
      1. Capitellum of Humerus with fragmentation and fissuring
  7. Management
    1. Relative rest
    2. Acetaminophen or NSAIDs
  8. Course
    1. Self-limited with spontaneous resolution
  9. References
    1. Atanda (2011) Am Fam Physician 83(3): 285-91 [PubMed]
    2. Singer (1984) Am J Sports Med 12(5):351-60 [PubMed]

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