Published online Jul 18, 2018. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v9.i7.100
Peer-review started: May 5, 2018
First decision: June 6, 2018
Revised: June 15, 2018
Accepted: June 28, 2018
Article in press: June 28, 2018
Published online: July 18, 2018
Anterior transolecranon dislocation of the elbow is rarely observed in children and is reported in only a small series of cases. This case report aimed to highlight that osteosynthesis is not essential in such an uncommon injury.
Anterior transolecranon dislocation.
Simple elbow dislocation.
Plain radiographs revealed anterior dislocated elbow with olecranon fracture.
Open reduction without osteosynthesis.
Only few cases of anterior transolecranon dislocation in children have been reported in the literature. We think that our case may be the first one reported in the African continent.
This case will contribute to improvements in our understanding of the management of anterior transolecranon dislocation in children. The main lesson learned was that osteosynthesis is not essential for the management of such fractures.