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Anterior Dislocation of Elbow Joint-Case Report of A Rare Injury

Rakesh Kumar, Vishal Sekhawat, S S Sankhala, Isha Bijarnia
Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports 2014, 4 (3): 16-8
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INTRODUCTION: In view of the comparative frequency of posterior dislocations of the elbow, it is rather remarkable that anterior dislocations of that joint should be among the rarest of injuries. Authors report a case of acute anterior dislocation with old fracture of medial epicondyle.

CASE REPORT: 22 years old male presented with acute pain and tenderness with deformity of right elbow joint and inability to move the elbow joint after he fell down during an episode of seizure. There was no neurovascular deficit. Radiological examination confirmed anterior dislocation of elbow joint with an ununited medial epicondyle fracture. Elbow was reduced under general anesthesia in emergency operation theatre.

CONCLUSION: Anterior dislocation of elbow is very rare. Early diagnosis and proper reduction of dislocation is key of normal functioning of elbow joint.

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