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J Hand Surg Am. 2013 Sep;38(9):1774-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2013.05.030. Epub 2013 Jul 23.

Pediatric terrible triad elbow fracture dislocations: report of 2 cases.

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Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Trauma, Faculty of Medicine, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece. dailiana@med.uth.gr

Abstract

An elbow dislocation associated with radial head and coronoid process fractures, the terrible triad injury, has an unpredictable outcome in adults and is rare in children. We present 2 such injuries in children, 1 combined with an olecranon fracture, and both with good early clinical outcomes. However, in 1 of the 2 cases, avascular necrosis of the proximal radius was evident on radiographs.

KEYWORDS:

Children; coronoid process fracture; elbow terrible triad; olecranon fracture; radial head fracture

PMID:
23890394
DOI:
10.1016/j.jhsa.2013.05.030
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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