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Which of the following is true of pediatric elbow dislocation?

pemsou5_wp • March 17, 2020

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  1. Kelly March 18, 2020 - 5:32 pm Reply

    A) It is the most common type of large joint dislocation in children
    It is the second most common dislocation in adults. It is most commonly posterolateral, and associated fractures are common (up to 50%). After reduction, patients should be discharged in a long-arm posterior splint, but they should have close f/u and early mobilization to avoid frozen joint. The most common mechanism is FOOSH (fall on an outstretched hand). EM physicians must assess for neurovascular compromise, the “terrible triad” (dislocation with radial head and coronoid process fractures), and other associated fractures, and consult orthopedics if any of these are present.

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