Chronic Medial Dislocation Elbow Treated with Open Reduction and Lateral Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction using Knotless Suture Anchors

Vol 32| Issue 1 | Jan – June 2019 | page: 38-40 | Ajayakumar T


Authors: Ajayakumar T  [1]

[1] Department of Orthopaedics, Holy Family Hospital, Muthalakodam,
Thodupuzha, Kerla, India.

Address of correspondence :
Dr. Ajayakumar T,
Department of Orthopaedics, Holy Family Hospital, Muthalakodam,
Thodupuzha, Kerla, India.
E-mail: drtajay@gmail.com


Abstract

Chronic unreduced elbow dislocations are rare injuries. This case report is about the successful 1-year follow-up outcome of a chronic medial elbow dislocation treated with open reduction and lateral ulnar collateral ligament (LUCL) reconstruction using palmaris longus graft and biocomposite suture anchors. A minimally invasive technique for reconstruction of LUCL is presented here which obviates the need for hinged external fixation. The author obtained written informed consent from the patient for print and electronic publication of the case report.
Keywords: Chronic elbow dislocation, lateral ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction, minimally invasive surgery, internal brace, suture anchors, isometry.


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How to Cite this Article:Ajayakumar T. Chronic Medial Dislocation Elbow Treated with Open Reduction and Lateral Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction using Knotless Suture Anchors. Kerala Journal of Orthopaedics Jan-June 2019; 32(1): 38-40

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