Monteggia fracture

Case contributed by Dr Craig Hacking

Presentation

Fall off bicycle

Patient Data

Age: 25-30 years
Gender: Female
X-ray

Oblique fracture of the proximal ulna with displacement and angulation. Humeroulnar alignment is normal. The radial head is dislocated posteriorly. Marked soft tissue swelling and joint effusion. Injury pattern in keeping with a Monteggia fracture dislocation.

Case Discussion

Good example of a Monteggia fracture.

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Case information

rID: 36887
Case created: 15th May 2015
Last edited: 21st Aug 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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