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Simple Posterior Elbow Dislocation and Brachial Artery Transection
  1. Captain Lee Graham Thomas1 and
  2. DT Williams1
  1. Department of Vascular Surgery, Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor. UK

Abstract

We report the uncommon occurrence of a complete brachial artery transection following simple posterior dislocation of the elbow, successfully managed by cephalic vein interposition grafting. This case together with a review of the literature was conducted with the aim of highlighting important issues regarding the diagnosis, management and prognosis of this rare complication.

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