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Monteggia fracture

Case contributed by Andrew Murphy
Diagnosis certain


High speed car crash, deformed left arm.


The mid shaft ulnar fracture is comminuted, there is an associated radial head dislocation. Posterior displacement of the distal fragment of the foreshortened ulna.

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