FLOATING ELBOW: AN INTEGRATIVE LITERATURE REVIEW

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Published: 2022-12-27

DOI: 10.56557/upjoz/2022/v43i243318

Page: 230-244


ELSAYED SHAHEEN *

Orthopedic Surgery Department, Faculty of Medicine, Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt and Andalusia Hospitals, KSA.

ALI HUSSAIN ALSHUHAYB

Omran General Hospital, Saudi Arabia.

YUSUF ALI ALSHEHRI

King Abdullah Medical Complex, Saudi Arabia.

ALHASSAN, OMAR ABDULAZIZ A.

Dumat Aljindal General Hospital, Aljouf, Saudi Arabia.

FARIS SAEED MOHAMMED ALQAHTANI

King Khalid University, Saudi Arabia.

RAKAN YOUSEF ABDULLAH ALQARNI

Khamis Mushit General Hospital, Saudi Arabia.

MUSTAFA YAHYA H. NAJMI

Samtah General Hospital, Saudi Arabia.

ABDULRAHMAN FAYEZ S. ALOTAIBI

King Saud Hospital, Unaizah, Saudi Arabia.

FAHAD ABDULLAH F. BIN SAAB

King Fahad Military Hospital, Khamis Mushait, Saudi Arabia.

ALI ATIYAH ALBOHASSAN

Prince Saud Bin Jalawy Hospital, Saudi Arabia.

ABDULHADI HELAL T. ALSAEED

Prince Saud Bin Jalawy Hospital, Saudi Arabia.

AHMED OMRAN ALMOHAMMEDALI

Prince Saud Bin Jalawy Hospital, Saudi Arabia.

MOHAMMED ALI AL SALEH

King Fahad Hofuf Hospital, Saudi Arabia.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

Background: Floating elbow is a rare condition caused by ipsilateral humeral and forearm fractures, resulting in an unstable intermediate articulation. High-velocity or high-energy trauma, such as car accidents or high-angle falls, are the main causes of floating elbow injuries. The multiple injuries, open fractures, and neurovascular injury that occur concurrently are the most common. A clinical and radiological diagnosis has been made. Epiphyseal closure and stiffness are problems associated with fractures of the forearm and elbow.

Objectives: To state the epidemiology of the floating elbow, assess and describe the classification then summarize the management of the injuries of floating elbow.

Methods: The PubMed database and EBSCO Information Services were utilized to choose the articles. In our review, all pertinent articles related to both our topic and other articles were used. Other articles that have nothing to do with this subject were not included. The group members looked through a certain format in which the data had been extracted.

Conclusion: Floating elbow is a rare and intricate injury pattern that can result in a variety of functional consequences. The expression describes joint fractures of the humerus and forearm bones in the same extremity. It may affect both adults and children. This damage pattern has been documented in a few published publications, but none of them include epidemiological data, therefore its prevalence remains unknown. Hence, this systemic article state all that helps in knowing the disease.

Keywords: Floating elbow, humerus, forearm, fracture


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SHAHEEN, E., ALSHUHAYB, A. H., ALSHEHRI, Y. A., A., A. O. A., ALQAHTANI, F. S. M., ALQARNI, R. Y. A., NAJMI, M. Y. H., ALOTAIBI, A. F. S., SAAB, F. A. F. B., ALBOHASSAN, A. A., ALSAEED, A. H. T., ALMOHAMMEDALI, A. O., & SALEH, M. A. A. (2022). FLOATING ELBOW: AN INTEGRATIVE LITERATURE REVIEW. UTTAR PRADESH JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, 43(24), 230–244. https://doi.org/10.56557/upjoz/2022/v43i243318

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