Answer to WWWTP #9

August 9, 2013


This patient came in after a fall and had an obvious elbow dislocation.  What else is visible?

Elbow dislocation 1elbow-dislocation-2 edited

The patient also has a radial head fracture, minimally displaced.  Radial head fracture as well as olecranon fracture (coronoid process) are common injuries associated with elbow dislocation.  Most elbow dislocations are posterior and can be associated with medial collateral ligament injury (MCL).

Author:  Russell Jones, MD


1.  Dislocation of the Elbow.  Wheeless’ Textbook of Orthopedics.  Accessed 7/2013.

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