IOTW: Elbow effusionPosted on: February 28, 2020, by : Mary Kate Claiborne
This patient presented after injury to the elbow. POCUS was performed looking at the posterior elbow which identified an effusion (which in the setting of trauma is blood). Xray confirmed supracondylar type I fracture.
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Attending at Children's National Medical Center
Mary Kate is from Augusta, Georgia. She attended Notre Dame for undergrad and then quickly returned to the warm weather in the South, attending medical school in Savannah, Georgia. She completed residency at University of Texas at Houston and PEM fellowship at Phoenix Children's Hospital. She is currently working as a PEM attending while also completing an ultrasound fellowship at CNMC. In her free time, Mary Kate enjoys running, tennis, cooking, spin class, coffee, and visiting family.