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Reduction of elbow dislocation

 

Causes Diagnosis Management
  • Fall on outstretched hand.
  • Commoner amongst teenagers
  • It can be posterior or posterolateral or anterior dislocation and may exist with fractures of the lower aspect of humerus.
  • May include ulnar nerve or radial nerve injuries.
  • Reduction
  • Posterior plaster slab immobilization for 3 weeks with the elbow at right angle.

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Equidistant triangle between tip of olecranon, and two epicondyles In dislocation of elbow the triangle looses its equidistant property

 

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