Essex-Lopresti fracture-dislocations comprise of a comminuted fracture of the radial head accompanied by dislocation of the distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ). The force of trauma is transmitted down the forearm through the interosseous membrane causing disruption. The DRUJ injury may be missed leading to permanent wrist pain and stiffness.
History and etymology
It is named after Peter Gordon Essex-Lopresti (1916-1951), a trauma surgeon at Birmingham accident hospital, England 2.
Wrist and hand fractures
- wrist and hand fractures (Amsterdam wrist rules)
- distal radial fracture (Frykman classification)
- distal ulna fractures
- fracture dislocations of the radius and ulna
- carpal fractures
- metacarpal fractures
- phalanx fractures
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- 2. W. G. PETER GORDON ESSEX-LOPRESTI (1916-1951). J Bone Joint Surg Br. 1951;33-B (3): 453-453. J Bone Joint Surg Br (citation)