Lateral Collateral Ligament Injury

  • David Stanley


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.


Drill Hole Radial Head Lateral Epicondyle Ulnar Collateral Ligament Annular Ligament 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Stanley
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  1. 1.Shoulder and Elbow UnitNorthern General HospitalSheffieldUK

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