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May 25, 1901

COMPOUND FRACTURE OF OLECRANON WITH DISLOCATION OF BOTH BONES OF FOREARM.

Author Affiliations

CRESTON, IOWA.

JAMA. 1901;XXXVI(21):1470-1472. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.52470210020002f

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Abstract

The patient was a well developed, muscular laboring man, 59 years of age, weighing 180 pounds. The dislocation was well marked; the heads of both bones were resting on the anterior surface of the humerus above the condyles, and the lower extremity with the olecranon in position was very prominent. This compound injury was produced by throwing the arm up, to shield the face from the kick of a horse, and while in this position— flexed at right angles, and the muscles taut—the full force of the blow was received on the ulna, about 2 or 2½ inches from the tip of the olecranon, producing a compound, oblique fracture, including about one-third of the articular surface of the head of the ulna, and the line of fracture extending to a point about 2 inches forward on the posterior surface. Reduction was accomplished by holding the arm at a right angle,

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