Terrible triad of elbow: a case managed with radial head prosthesis

Authors

  • S. T. Sanikop Department of Orthopaedics, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belagavi, Karnataka, India
  • Gangadhar Bhuti Department of Orthopaedics, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belagavi, Karnataka, India
  • Sarthak Jain Department of Orthopaedics, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belagavi, Karnataka, India
  • Rellu Sarath Chandra Department of Orthopaedics, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belagavi, Karnataka, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/issn.2455-4510.IntJResOrthop20241720

Keywords:

Terrible triad of elbow, Radial head replacement, Fracture of radial head

Abstract

The terrible triad of elbow consists of radial head fracture, coronoid process of ulna fracture, and posterior or posterolateral humero-ulnar joint dislocation. Favorable outcomes are expected in cases with early surgical intervention. Here we present a 48-year-old male patient with terrible triad of elbow injury following road traffic accident who underwent radial head replacement with temporary ulno-humeral transfixing K-wire. We came to a conclusion that planned and staged anatomical restoration of ligamentous and bony structures of the elbow with combative rehabilitation will give the best possible outcome.

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2024-06-26

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