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Clinics in Shoulder and Elbow 2010;13(2):266-269.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5397/CiSE.2010.13.2.266    Published online December 31, 2010.
Neglected Elbow Dislocation Occurred 3 Years Ago: Open Reduction and Hinged External Fixation: A Case Report
Bo Kun Kim, Kyung Cheon Kim, Jun Yeong Park, Hyun Dae Shin
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Chungnam National University College of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea. hyunsd@cnu.ac.kr
3년전이 경과된 진구성 주관절 탈구: 개방적 정복술과 경첩 외고정 장치 - 1예 보고 -
김보건·김경천·박준영·신현대
충남대학교 의학전문대학원 정형외과학교실
Abstract
PURPOSE
We report case of neglected elbow dislocation for three years. MATERIAL AND METHOD: A 45 years old female patient presented with neglected elbow dislocation for three years. Since the patient had contracture in both lateral and medial collateral ligament of elbow, dissection was done. After total separation of posterior articular capsule and incision of anterior articular capsule, by manual manipulation, reduction of radiohumeral and ulnohumeral joints were obtained. We applied modified Morrey type hinged external fixation in the elbow and done early elbow exercise. RESULT AND CONCLUSION: Since we have experienced a satisfactory result in the case with neglected elbow dislocation for 3 years by using open reduction and hinged external fixation, we report it with the literature.
Key Words: Neglected elbow dislocation; Open reduction; Hinged external fixation


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