Lateral collateral ligament injuries result from damage to the ulnar part of the lateral ligament complex. They are unlike medial ligament injuries which can be caused by a pure valgus stress since a pure varus stress is uncommonly applied to the elbow joint. These injuries most frequently follow a complete dislocation of the elbow but may also occur as the result of elbow subluxations and fractures. In addition, they are also seen as a result of iatrogenic injury after incorrectly performed tennis elbow surgery and radial head excision.
KeywordsDrill Hole Radial Head Lateral Epicondyle Ulnar Collateral Ligament Annular Ligament
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