Elbow dislocation

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle

Presentation

Fall onto elbow whilst running. Deformed and painful.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Posterior dislocation of the elbow with the radial head lying posterior to the anterior humeral line.

No fracture.

Case Discussion

An isolated posterior elbow dislocation in an adult. 

This was successfully reduced.

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