Anterior dislocation of the elbow in a child with congenital posterior dislocation of the radial head. A case report.

Published online: Sep 27 1999

N K Sferopoulos, and D Anagnostopoulos.

Department of Pediatric Surgery, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.


A 9-year-old boy presented with anterior dislocation of the left elbow associated with a long-standing posterior dislocation of the radial head. Lack of full extension of the elbow joint was reported since birth. The dislocated elbow was reduced. No treatment was undertaken for the dislocated radial head. Radiographic evidence of dysplasia of the contralateral radial head provided a significant diagnostic criterion of a congenital malformation.