An Elbow Dislocation With and Without Additional Fractures
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Dislocations of the ulnohumeral joint occur in approximately 3–6% of elbow injuries in children. Peak incidence occurs mostly around the second decade of life because of the closure of the physeal structures around the pediatric elbow during that period. It is important to recognize potential associated medial epicondyle fracture dislocations, which occur in several series between 33% and 55%. Infrequently lateral humeral condyle fractures are associated with posterior dislocations. Injuries to the ulnar and radial collateral ligaments should be expected and examined for.
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