Elbow dislocation

Case contributed by Mr Andrew Murphy

Presentation

Football related injury, suspected injury to the elbow region.

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

There is a dislocation of the elbow joint, the proximal ulna is posteriorly displaced. No fracture.

Case Discussion

Dislocations of the elbow are the second most commonly dislocated large joint, accounting for 10-25% of all injuries of the elbow in the adult population.

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Case information

rID: 54771
Case created: 27th Jul 2017
Last edited: 27th Jul 2017
System: Trauma
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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