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Incarcerated Coronoid Fracture at the Time of Pediatric Elbow Dislocation

Jonathan A Godin, David M Tainter, Mitchell R Klement, Benjamin A Alman, A Jordan Grier, Erika L Templeton, Robert K Lark, Rachel M Reilly

Keywords : Case report, Coronoid fracture, Elbow dislocation, Incarcerated fracture, Pediatric elbow.

Citation Information : Godin JA, Tainter DM, Klement MR, Alman BA, Grier AJ, Templeton EL, Lark RK, Reilly RM. Incarcerated Coronoid Fracture at the Time of Pediatric Elbow Dislocation. The Duke Orthop J 2018; 8 (1):22-27.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10017-1090

License: CC BY-NC 3.0

Published Online: 01-05-2017

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2018; The Author(s).


An elbow dislocation with associated incarcerated coronoid fracture in a child is a rare injury. No prior cases of this clinical scenario have been described in the English literature. Radiographs, including a true lateral and contralateral elbow views, are vital to identify the lack of joint congruency. This case underscores the importance of thorough postreduction physical examination, including range of motion and stability, and radiograph interpretation. Suspicion for an entrapped fracture should be high in a patient with a lack of joint congruency, residual joint instability, and limited range of motion following attempted reduction.

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