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REVIEW  THE TRAUMATIC ELBOW: CURRENT CONCEPTS 

Minerva Orthopedics 2022 April;73(2):162-75

DOI: 10.23736/S2784-8469.20.04080-1

Copyright © 2020 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Elbow dislocations

Sergio GONZALEZ-ESCOBAR 1, Irene GIMENO-LLUCH 2, Raul BARCO 3

1 Arthroscopic Surgery Unit, Hospital Vithas Vitoria, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain; 2 Advanced Biological Therapy Unit, Hospital Vithas Vitoria, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain; 3 Shoulder and Elbow Unit, Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology Department, La Paz Hospital (IDIPAZ), Madrid, Spain



The elbow is the second most common dislocated joint in the adult population. As a recurrent health problem much attention is paid to get the best treatment depending on the degree of dislocation and involvement of soft tissues. We have performed a review of current and relevant knowledge regarding the anatomy, anatomical pathology, current treatment and clinical outcome of simple elbow dislocations. An algorithm is proposed with discussion of possible acute surgical intervention depending on determinant factors included in the proposed treatment algorithm.


KEY WORDS: Elbow joint; Joint instability; Collateral ligament

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