Elbow dislocation refers to the following situation: the upper arm bone (humerus) and the forearm bones (radius bone and ulna) are disconnected, or disjointed.
Elbow dislocation often has the following symptoms: severe elbow pain, swelling, arm bending difficulty, hand numbness. In severe cases, elbow dislocation may also cause fractures (radius bone and coronoid process), brachial artery injury, nerve damage, heterotropic ossification.
Elbow dislocation is often due to accidental falls or direct trauma. When elbow dislocation occurs, seek emergency medical care. The doctor needs to check the affected bones, tissue, artery and nerves.