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Acta ortopédica mexicana

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RUIZ-MEJIA, O et al. Congenital radial Head dislocation: report of two cases. Acta ortop. mex [online]. 2019, vol.33, n.2, pp.118-122.  Epub 28-Mayo-2021. ISSN 2306-4102.


Congenital dislocation of the Radial head is a condition that has been described in a few cases in the international literature, the anterior and lateral dislocation were the less frequent forms of presentation with 15% of cases, each, and the posterior dislocation the most frequent with 70% of the total cases reported. However, this pathology is considered the most frequent congenital pathology of the elbow in children. The present study describes the case of a patient with congenital dislocation of elbow anterior variety and another case with dislocation lateral variety, both diagnosed at an early age, in which it has been decided for conservative management and an annual follow-up. A bibliographic review of the subject is also carried out.


The congenital elbow dislocation usually has a benign evolution, being painless and not very limiting for the patient, so it can be managed conservatively. Pain and limited movement are indicative of surgical treatment. There are multiple surgical treatments for this entity, however they are not widely accepted due to the complications and poor results presented by them.

Palabras llave : Dislocation; congenital; radial head; children; congenital diseases; treatment; elbow.

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