Executive Editor: Peter Trafton

Authors: Kodi Kojima, Steve Velkes

Proximal forearm



Elbow dislocations with associated fractures may be unstable.

Warning signs: One or more fractures involving coronoid, radial head/ neck, olecranon, or distal humerus.

Elbow dislocations should be reduced promptly with manual traction. If fractures are present, redislocation is possible. If instability is present, look for a hidden fracture.

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