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Simultaneous bilateral elbow dislocation in an international gymnast.
  1. A A Syed,
  2. J O'Flanagan
  1. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, James Connolly Memorial Hospital, Blanchardstown, Dublin, Ireland.

    Abstract

    Elbow dislocation is a rare injury in elite athletes. We report an unusual case of simultaneous bilateral elbow dislocations with a unilateral radial head fracture in an international female athlete competing on the asymmetrical bars. These injuries require prompt reduction and immediate mobilisation if an abrupt end to a promising career is to be prevented.

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