Unusual Injuries: Complete biceps tendon rupture resulting in radial head subluxation.

A 48 year old gentleman lifts a heavy weight while working and tears the biceps tendon, subluxing the radial head. He loses the ability to pronate and supinate. Although, more common in children, this is a rare pattern of injury in adults. The authors describe investigation and management with some interesting images. Seema Biswas Editor-in-Chief […]

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Unusual Injuries: Dislocation of the ulnar nerve at the elbow in an elite wrestler

A 17 year old wrestler injures his elbow in a fall. He experiences a sharp, shooting, electric-type pain around the medial epicondyle of his left elbow a week later while wrestling. Clinical examination and investigation reveal no bony abnormality but ultrasonography confirms that the ulnar nerve has moved… Seema Biswas Editor-in-Chief Dislocation of the ulnar […]

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Unusual Injuries: A near miss – an uncommon injury following a common mechanism

Xray findings are not always easy to interpret – especially of the hand and foot where injuries are easily missed. Specialist input might avert might avert complications of missed injuries and it is not unusual in A+E for what starts as the informal seeking of an opinion to lead to specialist intervention that profoundly alters […]

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Unusual Injuries: Locked bucket-handle tears of both medial and lateral menisci with simultaneous anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments injury

The authors present a virtually unheard of case of BILATERAL (medial and lateral meniscus) locked bucket handles tears in the same knee. The patient had a signficant injury with associated ACL and MCL involvement; nonetheless, the finding of locked bucket handle tears is very unusual and the picture is amazing. It is unfortunate that both […]

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Unusual Injuries: Traumatic hand amputation while wakeboarding

We receive numerous reports of patients with unusual injuries with spectacular images and unexpected complications. Here is the first in a selection… Amputation of a limb as a result of it being caught in a loop of rope is a well recognised hazard in heavy industry (eg. the deep-sea fishing industry). This case illustrates that […]

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