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International Journal of Case Reports in Orthopaedics
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International Journal of Case Reports in Orthopaedics

2022, Vol. 4, Issue 1, Part A

A case series of chronic elbow dislocations treated with open reduction without formal reconstruction or augmentation of ligaments using collateral approach


Author(s): Dr. Nishant Jaiswal, Dr. SS Bava, Dr. Sujata Aiyer and Dr. Rajendra Phunde

Abstract: Elbow joint serves important functions for the purpose of carrying out routine activities. Chronic dislocations of this joint block the smooth functioning of the elbow joint, thus hampering patient’s self-care and making day to day tasks difficult to perform. Chronic elbow dislocation is defined as a dislocation that has remained unreduced for 2 weeks. The extensive soft-tissue fibrosis and contractures along with skeletal changes that develop during this time usually prevent successful closed reduction. A total of 3 patients with chronically dislocated elbow joints were enrolled in the case series and were managed with the similar technique of open reduction of delivering out the distal humerus out and reduction without any formal reconstruction or augmentation of any of the ligaments by the same surgeon in the same hospital set up followed by the same post operative rehabilitation protocol. All the patients achieved considerably good, stable and painless elbow joint with significant improvement in range of motion as compared to pre operative one. The outcomes were measured using mayo elbow score (MEPS). Conclusion: This technique of treating elbow joint dislocation is very effective and gives patient a clinically stable, painless and mobile elbow joint. The results were evaluated with the Mayo elbow performance score (MEPS) which showed a considerable improvement in post-surgery score as compared to pre surgery one.

DOI: 10.22271/27078345.2022.v4.i1a.89

Pages: 21-24 | Views: 278 | Downloads: 121

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How to cite this article:
Dr. Nishant Jaiswal, Dr. SS Bava, Dr. Sujata Aiyer, Dr. Rajendra Phunde. A case series of chronic elbow dislocations treated with open reduction without formal reconstruction or augmentation of ligaments using collateral approach. Int J Case Rep Orthop 2022;4(1):21-24. DOI: 10.22271/27078345.2022.v4.i1a.89


International Journal of Case Reports in Orthopaedics