Clin Orthop Relat Res 2021 Jan;479(1):119-125
P. J. Ostergaard, M. A. Tarabochia, M. J. Hall, G. Dyer, B. E. Earp, P. Blazar, D. Zhang, Division of Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, Department of Orthopedics, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.
Background: Terrible triad injuries of the elbow, consisting of posterior ulnohumeral joint dislocation with associated fractures of the radial head and coronoid process, are challenging injuries due to the difficulty in restoring stability to the joint surgically while also attempting to allow early ROM to prevent stiffness. Furthermore, complications are both debilitating and relatively common, frequently requiring reoperation.
Questions/purposes: (1) What patient-, injury-, or surgery-related factors are associated with reoperation after surgical treatment of terrible triad injuries of the elbow? (2) What are the most common causes of reoperation after these injuries?
Methods: Between January 2000 and June 2017, we identified 114 patients who had surgery for terrible triad injuries at two tertiary-care referral centers. Read More