[OCOSH Code: D004204 417558002 S53 WI_D_ED]
This case demonstrates one of the potential pitfalls that can arise with elbow dislocations. Although this may have been initially perceived as a straightforward presentation of a simple elbow dislocation, had reduction been attempted, the risks for potential neurovascular compromise were significant. Despite recommendations for early reduction, the potential risks...
Added: Fri Oct 15 2010
Article by Gretchen S Lent, MD 2007
Isolated radial head dislocations are rare. Radial head dislocations are usually complicated by complete elbow dislocations or fractures, as in the Monteggia complex.
Synonyms and related keywords: radial head dislocation, dislocation of the radial head, chronic radial dislocation, Monteggia fracture, Monteggia fracture dislocation, Monteggia injury,...
Added: Thu Jan 17 2008