Classification

Elbow dislocations are generally described according to the position of the radius and ulna in relation to the humerus after injury. Based on this, they are classified into five types :

  • Posterior (most common)
  • Anterior
  • Medial
  • Lateral
  • Divergent (radius and ulna are dislocated in different directions in relation to humerus)

Complex or simple

  • Complex dislocations are associated with fractures.
  • Simple dislocations are pure dislocations without fractures.

Explanation

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Reference(s)

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