Coranoid Fracture

  • Steven F. DeFroda


Isolated elbow fractures involving the coranoid are very rare, and instead it is typically injured along with other areas of the elbow. Typically, these injuries occur in the setting of an elbow dislocation, often resulting in bony and capsular injury involving the coranoid. The coranoid is an important insertion for the elbow capsule and provides stability. Failure to address significant coranoid injury can lead to posteromedial instability of the elbow. In managing these complex injuries, it is important to evaluate other structures which are injured, and address them in a step wise fashion (Chen and Ring, J Hand Surg Am. 40(11):2297–2303, 2015).


Coranoid Elbow Terrible triad Elbow instability 


  1. 1.
    Chen NC, Ring D. Terrible triad injuries of the elbow. J Hand Surg Am. 2015;40(11):2297–303. Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Steven F. DeFroda
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  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryWarren Alpert Medical School of Brown UniversityProvidenceUSA

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