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OverviewThe human elbow is the summation of 3 articulations. The first 2 are the ones traditionally thought of as constituting the elbow: the hum. A review of the ED management of elbow dislocations. Read More. avulsion of joint or ligament of elbow; laceration of cartilage, joint or ligament of elbow; sprain of cartilage, joint or ligament of elbow; traumatic hemarthrosis of.

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Her radiograph is shown in Figure B. Posterior dislocations typically occur following a fall onto an extended arm, either with hyperextension or a posterolateral rotatory mechanism 1. The patient had primary care in another hospital, with routine XRays of the elbow ruling out a fracture. Case 11 Case Disslokasi of multiple blood vessels at forearm level. Recurrent Elbow Instability Presenter: Check for errors and try again.

Elbow Dislocation – Trauma – Orthobullets

Elbow dislocation is the second most common large joint dislocation in the adult elboq. Please vote below and help us build the most advanced adaptive learning flbow in medicine The complexity of this topic is appropriate for? They are far more likely to have a poor outcome, including secondary osteoarthritis, limited range of motion, instability and recurrent dislocation as well as pain 1.

Injuries classifiable to more than one of the categories SS Minimal to no motion at the elbow.

Elbow Dislocation

In order to optimize his clinical outcomes, which of the following treatment and rehabilitation protocols should be avoided? On physical exam he is neurologically intact and has a palpable radial pulse. To quiz yourself on this article, log in to see multiple choice questions. Injury of other flexor muscle and tendon at forearm level.


In most cases, plain films suffice for assessment of elbow dislocations, although CT is increasingly used to pre-operatively assess intra-articular fractures. Posterior dislocation of the elbow Posterior elbow dislocation Dislocation of the elbow Elbow fracture-dislocation Fracture-dislocation of elbos elbow.

Support Radiopaedia and see fewer ads. How important is this topic for clinical practice? He is treated with closed reduction in the emergency room. Edit article Share article View revision history.

Occasionally injury to the brachial artery may be seen this is more common in open fracture-dislocations 2. L7 – years in practice.

Chronic terrible triad of the elbow in a 63M C Trauma – Elbow Dislocation HPI – Patient sustained a fall on an outstretched hand in July of approximately 6 months agoinjuring his left elbow.

L6 – years in practice. He sustained a right transolecranon fracture dislocation and a L1 burst fracture. Contusion of other and unspecified parts of forearm. Fracture of lower end of both ulna and radius.

Traumatic rupture of radial collateral ligament. How would you treat this patient’s post traumatic OA.

Fracture of shafts of both ulna and radius. He was treated with an above-elbow splint for 5 weeks, followed by rehabilitation.

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Loading Stack – 0 images remaining. Although rarely required in practice, a line drawn along the anterior margin of the humerus anterior humeral line and one along the long axis of the radius should intersect near the center of the capitellum 3. Injury of blood vessels at forearm level.


Recent Xrays suggstive for possttraumatic OA, possibly overstuffing of the radial head replacement. Traumatic rupture of ulnar collateral ligament.

A dislocation with no fracture is simple whereas an accompanying fracture makes the dislocation complex. A range of motion protocol that limits full extension in the early phases of rehab. When elbow dislocation is simple i. Superficial injury of forearm, unspecified. The following subdivisions are provided for elbiw use in a supplementary character position where it is not possible or not desired to use multiple coding to identify fracture and dislokqsi wound; a fracture not indicated as closed or open should be classified as closed.

Open wound of forearm, part unspecified. An AP radiograph is shown in Figure A. Injury of cutaneous sensory nerve at forearm level. Case 12 Case Injury of unspecified blood disllkasi at forearm level.

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Injury of radial nerve at forearm level. On physical examination she is unable to range her dizlokasi. She presents to the emergency room with the elbow deformity shown in Figure A.

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