COMPLETE BRACHIAL ARTERY INJURY AFTER OPEN ELBOW DISLOCATION: A CASE REPORT

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Carlo Cataldi, Lorenzo Ceri, Giovanni Battista Colasanti, Fabio Moreschini, Nicola Mondanelli,                  Stefano Giannotti

Elbow dislocation is a frequent event however, despite the anatomic proximity of the periarticular neurovascular structures to the joint, vascular injuries after dislocation are extremely rare. Their clinical presentation can be subtle and the diagnosis is often delayed. In the event of a vascular injury, after dislocation, reduction, and joint stabilization are performed, a prompt arterial injury repair using adequate surgical techniques must take place to avoid serious consequences to the upper limb. Herein we present a case of complete injury of the brachial artery after open elbow dislocation repaired by end-to-end suture.

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