Volume 2, 2016
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Published online||05 April 2016|
Unstable elbow dislocations: a case report of a new surgical technique
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, St Georges NHS Foundation Trust, Blackshaw Road, Tooting, London
SW17 0QT, UK
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 11 February 2016
This case report describes our first clinical experience of a previously described new surgical technique for the treatment of unstable simple elbow dislocations. The technique utilises a central strip of the distal triceps tendon which is harvested proximally at the musculotendonous junction and left attached at its insertion on the olecranon. The strip is the passed through the olecranon fossa and attached to the coronoid process to stabilise the joint. We encountered an early postoperative complication that led to a modification of our technique and ultimately an excellent recovery of a stable pain free joint with a full range of movement.
Key words: Elbow dislocation / Surgical stabilisation
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2016
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