Elbow dislocation - lateral

Case contributed by Henry Knipe


Fall onto outstretched hand.

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Male

Lateral dislocation of the elbow joint without major anterior/posterior displacement. Small bone fragment adjacent to the distal humeral articular surface but no large fracture.

Case Discussion

Pure lateral dislocations of the elbow are rare, posterolateral dislocations are more common.

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