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Occult elbow dislocation: A rare cause of upper limb arterial insufficiency
  1. Maj IA McMurtry, FRCS RAMC, Orthopaedic Specialist Registrar1 and
  2. Wg Cmdr TJ Bhullar, FRCS(Orth) RAF, Orthopaedic Consultant1
  1. 1Department of Orthopaedics, MDHU Peterborough


We present a case of vascular injury resulting from occult dislocation of the elbow joint. At last review 46 cases of brachial artery injury with concomitant dislocation have been reported (10), all in small series and case reports. In all the dislocation was clinically or radiologically evident.

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