Monteggia fracture

Case contributed by Mohamed Mahmoud Elthokapy
Diagnosis certain


Fall from a height on outstretched left hand, then suffering from painful swelling at forearm and elbow deformity.

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male

Displaced complete fracture of the mid-ulnar diaphysis.

Malalignment of the radial head which has been dislocated.

The patient underwent surgery with ulnar fracture internal fixation using screw-plate following reduction of the radial head.

Case Discussion

Fracture of the ulna with dislocation of the radial head, consistent with a Monteggia fracture.

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