Acute Ulnar Nerve Entrapment After Closed Reduction of a Posterior Fracture Dislocation of the Elbow: A Case Report
Pediatric Emergency Care, 06/21/2012
Reed MW et al. – The authors present the case of a child who had a posterior–lateral elbow dislocation with an intact ulnar nerve documented before an attempted reduction, with subsequent loss of ulnar nerve function after the elbow was reduced. This case demonstrates several important clinical issues. First, it highlights the potential risk of ulnar nerve entrapment after closed reduction of elbow dislocations in children. Second, it confirms the importance of careful prereduction and postreduction examinations in the pediatric patient presenting with a dislocated elbow.