Acute elbow dislocations in athletes

Bradford O. Parsons, Matthew L. Ramsey

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Abstract

Elbow dislocation in the athletic population is not an uncommon injury. The literature does not clearly establish treatment guidelines, with treatment being extrapolated from the experience in the general population. A short period of immobilization with early range of motion exercises limits disability and allows return to sports participation within 6 weeks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)599-609
Number of pages11
JournalClinics in Sports Medicine
Volume29
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2010

Keywords

  • Athlete
  • Elbow dislocation
  • Nonoperative treatment
  • Surgical indications

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