The authors report eight cases of neglected dislocations of the elbow. The
fracture-dislocations were included in our series. All patients benefited from a
surgical reduction. In five cases, an internal fixation by K-wires was necessary.
All patients benefited from physical therapy after removal of osteosynthesis material.
After a mean follow-up of 20 months, we noted 50% of satisfactory functional results
according to Mayo Elbow Performance Score. Neglected dislocations of elbow remain
a rather frequent entity in developing countries. Its main cause is the negligence
of patients and the recourse to traditional treatment. The prognosis of this injury
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