Divergent dislocation of the elbow in an 11-year-old child

Ahmadreza Afshar
2007 Archives of Iranian medicine  
In this report divergent dislocation of the elbow in an 11-year-old boy and its outcome is presented. His right upper limb was trapped in a water irrigation machine and sustained an extreme pronation thrust through the hyperextended elbow. He had also suffered from a segmental fracture of both bones of the forearm and a fracture of the humerus. The median and ulnar nerves were functionless at his presentation. Considering the 16 cases described in the literature, different types of divergent
more » ... pes of divergent dislocation of the elbow and the plausible mechanisms in producing this type of injury are reviewed.
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