Terrible Triad Injury of the Elbow
The “terrible triad injury” of the elbow is the combination of an elbow dislocation, a radial head fracture and a coronoid process fracture. These injuries make up about 30% of elbow dislocations, and are generally caused by falling onto an outstretched arm.
Treatments for terrible triad injuries most often involve surgical intervention due to their complexity, but treatment through conservative means may be possible if the fracture is not severely displaced.
How Dr James McLean can help
Dr James McLean provides consultation and various treatments for a wide variety of elbow conditions in Adelaide.
With his extensive experience in treating upper limb conditions, he works with his patients to create tailored treatment plans which yield the best possible outcomes for their injuries.
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