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Neglected Dislocation of the Elbow: About 8 Cases and Review of Literature

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The authors report eight cases of neglected dislocations of the elbow. The fracture-dislocations were included in our series. All patients benefited from a surgical reduction. In five cases, an internal fixation by K-wires was necessary. All patients benefited from physical therapy after removal of osteosynthesis material. After a mean follow-up of 20 months, we noted 50% of satisfactory functional results according to Mayo Elbow Performance Score. Neglected dislocations of elbow remain a rather frequent entity in developing countries. Its main cause is the negligence of patients and the recourse to traditional treatment. The prognosis of this injury remains reserved.

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Fahsi, M. , Benameur, H. , Hiba, O. , Abouchane, M. , Aitmouha, R. , Moujtahid, M. , Haddoun, A. and Nechad, M. (2015) Neglected Dislocation of the Elbow: About 8 Cases and Review of Literature. Open Access Library Journal, 2, 1-5. doi: 10.4236/oalib.1102066.

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