terrible triad of the elbow
The terrible triad of the elbow is a severe elbow fracture-dislocation pattern and is so-called because it has poor medium-to-long term outcome.
The terrible triad primarily occurs in adults; the flexibility of ligaments in children make this constellation unlikely .
Most commonly due to a fall onto an outstretched hand, not necessarily high-energy, with the arm in semi-flexion and supination .
The terrible triad of the elbow is the association of :