Anterior Dislocation of Elbow Joint-Case Report of A Rare Injury

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What to Learn from this Article?

Rare Occurence of Anterior Elbow Dislocation with Management.

Case Report |  Volume 4 | Issue 3 | JOCR July-Sep 2014 | Page 16-18 | Kumar R, Sekhawat V, Sankhala SS, Bijarnia I. DOI: 10.13107/jocr.2250-0685.186

Authors: Kumar R[1], Sekhawat V[2], Sankhala SS[1], Bijarnia I[3]

[1] Department of Orthopaedics, SMS Medical college& hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan. India

[2] Department of Orthopaedics, MAMC. Delhi. India.

[3] Dept. of Anesthetic, SMS Medical college& hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan. India.

Address of Correspondence:

Dr. Rakesh Kumar, 10 Prem Nagar, Purani Chungi, Ajmer Road, Jaipur 302019, Rajasthan, India. Ph: +91 9828 41 97 62. Email:


Introduction: In view of the comparative frequency of posterior dislocations of the elbow, it is rather remarkable that anterior dislocations of that joint should be among the rarest of injuries. Authors report a case of acute anterior dislocation with old fracture of medial epicondyle.

Case Report: 22 years old male presented with acute pain and tenderness with deformity of right elbow joint and inability to move the elbow joint after he fell down during an episode of seizure. There was no neurovascular deficit.Radiological examination confirmed anterior dislocation of elbow joint with an ununited  medial epicondyle fracture. Elbow was reduced under general anesthesia in emergency operation theatre.

Conclusion: Anterior dislocation of elbow is very rare. Early diagnosis and proper reduction of dislocation is key of normal functioning of elbow joint.

Keywords: Elbow joint, anterior dislocation, medial epicondyle.

How to Cite This Article: Kumar R, Sekhawat V, Sankhala SS, Bijarnia I. Anterior Dislocation of Elbow Joint-Case Report of A Rare Injury. Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports 2014 July-Sep;4(3):16-18. Available from:

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