Information About Dislocated Elbow Injuries
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After the shoulder joint, the elbow is the most commonly dislocated joint in the body.
The elbow is made up of the following bones: the humerus (upper arm bone), the radius (forearm bone located on the same side of the arm as the thumb), the ulna (forearm bone located on the same side of the arm as the pinky finger).
The elbow joint is also made up cartilage. The ends of the humerus, radius and ulna bones are all covered by articular cartilage. This cartilage acts as a lubricant of sorts by allowing the ends of the three bones to slide and move against each other without causing damage.
The elbow is also made up of several ligaments. Ligaments are the elastic-like tissue that connect the three bones together. These ligaments stabilize the elbow joint and help with movement. The following are the two most important ligaments in the elbow:
- Medial Collateral Ligament: located on the inside half of the elbow, the medial collateral ligament connects the humerus bone to the ulna bone. The ligament helps keep the bone in place and provides the main source of elbow stability.
- Lateral Collateral Ligament: located on the outside half of the elbow, the lateral collateral ligament works in tandem with the medial collateral ligament to connect the humerus to the ulna and provide the elbow stability.
A dislocated elbow occurs when either the radius bone or the ulna bone separates from the humerus bone. The bones can separate from each other when the ligaments that hold them together get overstretched. The elbow joint’s stability is compromised and the bones fall out of of alignment when the ligaments are strained and overstretched.
There are two types of dislocated elbows: a partial dislocation (subluxation) and a complete dislocation. A partial dislocation occurs when the ulna bone and or radius bone partially separates from the humerus and elbow joint. A complete dislocation occurs when the ulna bone and or radius bone completely separates from the humerus or elbow joint.
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More Information About Injuries To The Arm And Elbow
- Arm Fractures
- Humerus Shaft Fractures
- Proximal Humerus Fracture At The Shoulder
- Olecranon Fracture (Elbow)
- Distal Humerus Fracture At The Elbow
- Proximal Radial Head Fracture At The Elbow
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