Pediatric elbow dislocation

Pediatric elbow dislocation

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Orthopedics

- elbow dislocations in children are a relatively uncommon; - peak incidence occurs in adolescence between 11-15 years. - posterior dislocations are most common type; - posterior dislocation usually results from fall on outstretched hand w/ forarm supinated & elbow extended or partially flexed; - coronoid process, which nl resists posterior displacement of ulna, is relatively small in children; - anterior capsule of elbow joint is torn by force of the impact transmitted upward thru the ulna and radius

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