The patient is a 59-year-old man who presents with pain in his elbow. He says he was experimenting with his son’s hoverboard, hanging on to a pole to steady himself. He lost his balance and fell, with his right arm taking the brunt of the impact. His range of motion is limited by both pain and swelling.

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A 59-Year-Old Man with a Painful Elbow After a Fall
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