Clinical Presentation of Posterolateral Rotatory Instability of the Elbow in Children

Lisa L Lattanza, Charles A Goldfarb, Mia Smucny, Douglas T Hutchinson
2013 Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American volume  
Lattanza, Lisa L.; Goldfarb, Charles A.; Smucny, Mia; and Hutchinson, Douglas T., ,"Clinical presentation of posterolateral rotatory instability of the elbow in children." The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.95,15. e105-1-7. (2013). Background: Posterolateral rotatory instability is a type of ulnohumeral instability seen following elbow trauma. It is caused by a deficiency in the lateral collateral ligament complex that allows the radius and ulna to subluxate as a single unit with respect to
more » ... it with respect to the distal part of the humerus. There are few studies on this type of instability in children. Our purpose was to evaluate cases of posterolateral rotatory instability in children to better understand its presentation and manifestation as compared with those in adults. Methods: This was a retrospective chart review of patients from three academic centers. Eligible for inclusion were patients with a diagnosis of posterolateral rotatory instability who were treated with lateral ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction when they were less than nineteen years of age. e105(1) COPYRIGHT Ó 2013 BY THE JOURNAL OF BONE AND JOINT SURGERY, INCORPORATED J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013;95:e105(1-7) d http://dx.
doi:10.2106/jbjs.l.00623 pmid:23925751 fatcat:7gfrnwpjjjf2fmz6hpzm2qhk3e