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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Elbow dislocation is the second most common large joint dislocation in the adult population. A dislocation with no fracture is simple whereas an accompanying fracture makes the dislocation complex. Posterior dislocations typically occur following a fall onto an extended arm, either with hyperextension or a posterolateral rotatory mechanism 1.

In most cases, plain films suffice elbos assessment of elbow dislocations, although CT is increasingly used to pre-operatively assess intra-articular fractures. The dislocation is usually obvious, especially if adequate AP and lateral views are obtained, however, the challenge is in identifying associated fractures. Although rarely required in doslokasi, 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.


In disloasi to reporting the presence of a dislocation, a number of features should be sought and commented upon. When elbow dislocation is simple i. Complex fracture-dislocations of the elbow require operative management, consisting reduction of the dislocation, management of the fracture and repair of surrounding damaged soft tissues ORIF. 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.

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

Elbow Dislocation

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Synonyms or Alternate Spellings: Posterior dialokasi of the elbow Posterior elbow dislocation Dislocation of the elbow Elbow fracture-dislocation Fracture-dislocation of the elbow. Support Radiopaedia and see fewer ads.

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