Interventions for treating acute elbow dislocations in adults
Overall, there is a lack of evidence to inform clinical decisions for treating acute simple elbow dislocations in adults. Nonetheless, it should be noted that, while weak and inconclusive, the available evidence from a trial comparing surgery versus conservative treatment did not suggest that the surgical repair of elbow ligaments for simple elbow dislocation improved long-term function.
Dislocation of the elbow joint is a relatively uncommon injury and this review assessed the effects of various forms of treatment for acute simple elbow dislocations in adults.
Adults, Both sexes (for groups of both male and female persons), Cardiovascular conditions, Conflict, Disability, Earthquake, Extreme violence/Accidents, Health, Injuries (all), Logistics, Orthopedic injuries, Pain and anaesthesia