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Is it Possible to Suffer from Simultaneous Contralateral Knee and Elbow Dislocation after Falling down? A Case Report [anatol j fm]
anatol j fm. 2020; 3(2): 188-190 | DOI: 10.5505/anatoljfm.2020.84803

Is it Possible to Suffer from Simultaneous Contralateral Knee and Elbow Dislocation after Falling down? A Case Report

Mustafa Enes Demirel1, Hassan Salad2
1Deparment of Emergency Medicine, Anamur State Hospital, Mersin, Turkey
2Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Somalia - Turkey Training and Research Hospital Mogadishu, Somalia

Isolated knee and elbow dislocations due to falls are frequently observed. However, dislocation of the knees and elbows accompanied by that of other joints are less common. Ipsilateral dislocations have been reported in the literature, although less frequently. When properly evaluated and diagnosed, most fallen and sport-related dislocation can be reduced and initially managed at the game and reducing weight to prevent excessive weight gain and obesity, which can be a risk factor of fallen related dislocations and fractures, particularly female. There is little information available regarding isolated knee–elbow dislocation in normal population and athletes, slips and falls that result in elbow–knee dislocation injuries occur when the bones in joints are forced out of alignment. Complications that result from dislocations include accumulation of scar tissue that restricts the ability to move the joint and increased tendency for repeated dislocations. In addition to the surgical treatment, medical treatment, physical therapy and weight loss may help to heal dislocations. Here, we report a case of contralateral knee–elbow dislocation for the first time in the literature.

Keywords: Elbow joint, injury, joint dislocation, knee dislocation

Mustafa Enes Demirel, Hassan Salad. Is it Possible to Suffer from Simultaneous Contralateral Knee and Elbow Dislocation after Falling down? A Case Report. anatol j fm. 2020; 3(2): 188-190

Corresponding Author: Mustafa Enes Demirel, Türkiye
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