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Brachial artery injury. A complication of posterior elbow dislocation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3453946     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case is presented of a 32-year-old man who sustained a closed posterior dislocation of the left elbow. The dislocation was reduced immediately under intravenous sedation. When, after reduction, the pulse remained weak, angiography revealed a complete tear of the brachial artery. The artery was repaired with end-to-end anastomosis, resulting in a good radial pulse at the end of the procedure. Though dislocation of the elbow is a relatively common traumatic injury, associated brachial artery injury is rare. The authors note that the diagnosis of arterial trauma in such cases should rely heavily on angiography.
J L Amsallem; A Blankstein; A Bass; H Horoszowski
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Orthopaedic review     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0094-6591     ISO Abbreviation:  Orthop Rev     Publication Date:  1986 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-09-01     Completed Date:  1988-09-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0431766     Medline TA:  Orthop Rev     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  379-82     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery A, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Brachial Artery / injuries*
Dislocations / complications*
Elbow Joint / injuries*

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