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INTRODUCTION: Rupture of the lateral collateral ligamentous complex of the elbow is a serious injury. If direct repair of the ligamentous complex is not possible, then an alternative method must be found to stabilise the elbow. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We describe a novel method of maintaining stability while allowing early movement in a severe injury to the elbow. CONCLUSION: This technique is a viable alternative to hinged external fixation in patients with severe lateral instability of the elbow joint.

Original publication




Journal article


Eur j trauma emerg surg

Publication Date





587 - 591


Collateral ligament, Dislocations, Elbow joint, Pronation, Supination, Tension band wire