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Terrible triad of elbow fracture

Case contributed by Mohammad A. ElBeialy
Diagnosis certain



Patient Data

Age: Adult

Post-traumatic status with terrible triad of the elbow fracture-dislocation :

  • posterior ulnar dislocation
  • partially fractured radial head is seen displaced downwards
  • fracture of the coronoid process with small bone fragments noted around and intra-articularly

Moderate joint effusion.

Case Discussion

Terrible triad of the elbow fracture-dislocation.

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