Elbow fracture

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Elbow fractures are any broken bone around the elbow joint.

They include among others:[1]

The terrible triad of the elbow (not to be confused with the terrible triad of the knee) is a combination of:[2]

The terrible triad of the elbow is confers joint instability and a major risk of developing osteoarthritis.[2]


  1. ^ Daniel K Nishijima. "Elbow Fracture". Retrieved 9 December 2014.
  2. ^ a b Seijas R, Ares-Rodriguez O, Orellana A, Albareda D, Collado D, Llusa M. (2009). "Terrible triad of the elbow" (PDF). J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong). 17 (3): 335–9.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)