Pediatric terrible triad elbow fracture dislocations: report of 2 cases

Zoe H Dailiana, Loukia K Papatheodorou, Sotirios G Michalitsis, Sokratis E Varitimidis
Journal of Hand Surgery 2013, 38 (9): 1774-8
An elbow dislocation associated with radial head and coronoid process fractures, the terrible triad injury, has an unpredictable outcome in adults and is rare in children. We present 2 such injuries in children, 1 combined with an olecranon fracture, and both with good early clinical outcomes. However, in 1 of the 2 cases, avascular necrosis of the proximal radius was evident on radiographs.


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