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A 23-year-old male sustains a dislocation of his elbow that was successfully closed reduced in the emergency room. 3 months later, the patient presents with pain and a catching sensation in his elbow. On physical exam, he is noted to have a positive lateral pivot-shift test. Incompetence of which of the following ligaments in Figure A is most commonly associated with his condition?
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A 24-year-old male sustains the right elbow injury shown in Figures A and B. He promptly undergoes operative irrigation and debridement, reduction, vascular bypass of the brachial artery, and hinged elbow fixator placement for 6 weeks. Three years later he complains of clicking and locking with elbow extension and difficulty performing arm triceps dips while attempting exercise. He is unable to perform a pushup. Which of the following reconstruction procedures is MOST appropriate?
Elbow arthroscopy with extensor tendon insertion debridement
Lateral ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction with palmaris tendon graft
Radial collateral ligament reconstruction with palmaris tendon graft
Medial ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction with palmaris tendon graft woven in a figure-eight fashion (Tommy John procedure)
Medial collateral ligament reconstruction with palmaris tendon graft woven using Docking procedure
A 45-year-old tennis player undergoes surgery for chronic lateral epicondylitis. After returning to play, he notes increasing lateral elbow pain with mechanical catching and locking. Examination shows positive supine posterolateral rotatory instability. What ligament has been injured?
Anterior band of the medial collateral
Lateral radial collateral
Lateral ulnar collateral