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Combined Posterior and Convergent Elbow Dislocations in an AdultA Case Report and Review of the Literature
Craig N. Lippe, MD1; D. Patrick Williams1
1 DO Department of Orthopaedics, Hamot Medical Center, 201 State Street, Erie, PA 16550. E-mail address for C.N. Lippe: craig.lippe@hamot.org
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Investigation performed at the Department of Orthopaedics, Hamot Medical Center, Erie, Pennsylvania

The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Incorporated
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2005 Jul 01;87(7):1597-1600. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.D.02755
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Translocation of the proximal radioulnar joint, so-called convergent dislocation, is an extremely rare injury that may occur in isolation or in association with a posterior ulnohumeral dislocation. In this injury, the ulnohumeral joint is disrupted, resulting in medial translation of the radius and lateral translation of the ulna. The cases of ten patients who had convergent dislocation have been reported previously1-7. All of those patients were children. To our knowledge, there has never been a report of convergent elbow dislocation in an adult patient. Our patient was informed that data concerning the case would be submitted for publication.
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