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Peter Kloen, David Ring

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Peter Trafton, Michael Baumgaertner

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Terrible triad - Elbow dislocation with fractures of radial head and coronoid

Dislocation of the elbow combined with fractures of the coronoid and radial head is a problematic injury combination that is often referred to as the “terrible triad”.

Any doubt regarding the presence of a coronoid fracture can be resolved with computed tomography.

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