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Anterior dislocation of the ulnar-humeral joint in a so-called ‘pulled elbow’
  1. N Venkatram,
  2. V Wurm,
  3. S Houshian
  1. Department of Orthopaedics, University Hospital Lewisham, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
 MrS Houshian
 Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Department of Orthopaedics, University Hospital Lewisham, London SE13 6LH, UK; sh_houshian{at}


We describe an unusual case of a missed anterior dislocation of the elbow joint in a 1 year old girl who presented with a pulled elbow. To our knowledge, this is the first report of anterior dislocation as a result of a pulled elbow in the literature. We would like to highlight the rarity of this presentation and the importance of chronological assessment and management in the accident and emergency department.

  • A&E, accident and emergency
  • anterior dislocation
  • pulled elbow

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