Folia Medica 63(4): 595-600, doi: 10.3897/folmed.63.e55771
Closed posterolateral elbow dislocation without fracture leading to complete brachial artery rupture
expand article infoAthanasios N. Ververidis, Ioannis E. Kougioumtzis, Christos Chatzipapas, Christos Argyriou, Stylianos Tottas, Konstantinos Tilkeridis, George S. Georgiadis
‡ University General Hospital of Alexandroupolis, Alexandroupoli, Greece
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Traumatic vascular injury of the brachial artery by closed posterolateral complete elbow dislocation, without fracture is an unusual injury. Based on clinical and radiological evidence, emergency treatment is necessary.

We present a case of complete brachial artery rupture, with a clot resulting from a closed posterolateral elbow dislocation, without fracture. We report the early assessment and operative treatment.

A brachial artery injury due to a closed elbow dislocation, without fracture is uncommon. The diagnosis poses a dilemma and the operation is a challenge. It is addressed by Orthopaedic and Vascular team.

brachial vascular injury, closed elbow dislocation, without fracture elbow