Terrible triad of the elbow


Elbow dislocations are one of the most common large joint dislocations in adults. Complex elbow dislocations (fracture-dislocations) usually required open reduction and internal fixation of associated injuries. This case illustrates a complex dislocation of the right elbow with associated coronoid process and radial head fracture previously described as the "terrible triad of the elbow" due to the poor outcome associated with the combination of these injuries.