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In radiology the sail sign is finding X-ray that suggests an abnormality.
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On an elbow X-ray that suggests an occult fracture. Its name derives from the fact that, with some imagination, it has the shape of a spinnaker (sail). It rises from displacement of the fat pad around the elbow joint. Both anterior and posterior sail signs exist and both can be found on the same X-ray.
In children, a sail sign suggest a supracondylar fracture of the humerus. In adults it suggests a radial head fracture.
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