Elbow fracture dislocations are complex traumatic injuries of the elbow with breaks in the bones, tears of ligaments and tendons and instability of the elbow.

The Wrightington Classification provides a structure for recognising patterns of injury and algorithms to restore stability to the elbow.

Wrightington Classification Elbow Fracture Dislocation (copyright A Watts)
(LLC=lateral ligament complex, MCL=medial collateral ligament)