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CASE SERIES
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 32-35

Early outcome of open reduction and cross kirschner's wire fixation of neglected elbow dislocation: A case series


Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi, Anambra State, Nigeria

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Dr. Obinna Henry Obiegbu
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi, Anambra State
Nigeria
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/njot.njot_2_21

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Background: Neglected dislocation of the elbow joint is mainly seen in developing countries and is not uncommon. It is usually associated with marked reduction in the range of movement and functional impairment. Although it presents a surgical challenge, open reduction is routinely indicated. Materials and Methods: This was a retrospective study over a 3-year period (June 2017 to June 2020) that included patients presenting with a neglected elbow dislocation. A total of seven patients (six females and one male) met the inclusion criteria. A posterior triceps splitting approach was used in all the patients with one patient requiring triceps lengthening. Results: Reduction was achieved in all seven cases. There was a statistically significant difference between the preoperative range of motion (14.29 ± 3.45) when compared to the postoperative range of motion (102.86 ± 16.04). Conclusion: Neglected old elbow dislocation, a pathology seen mainly in developing countries, can be managed by open reduction and cross Kirschner's wire fixation.


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