Sanjay Meena1, Vivek Trikha1, Rakesh Kumar1, Pramod Saini1, Abhishek Kumar Sambharia2
1Department of Orthopaedics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.
2Department of Orthopaedics, Maulana Azad Medical College and Associated Hospitals, New Delhi, India.
Elbow dislocation associated with ipsilateral distal radius fracture is a rare pattern of injury, although it is common for elbow dislocation and forearm fractures to occur separately. We report a rare case of a 20-year-old male who had a posterior elbow dislocation and ipsilateral distal radius fracture. Elbow dislocation was first reduced in extension and distal radius fracture was then reduced in flexion. Both the injuries were conservatively managed. At 6 months follow-up, the patient had no pain in his elbow and minimal pain in his wrist on heavy lifting and had resumed his work as a laborer.
Keywords: Dislocation, distal radius, elbow joint, fracture.