Elbow dislocation

Case contributed by 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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