Ipsilateral Radial Head Dislocation and Radial Shaft Fracture in a Child-A Case Report

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What to Learn from this Article?

Rare Combination of Injury with Management.

Case Report |  Volume 4 | Issue 3 | JOCR July-Sep 2014 | Page 9-11 | Jadaan M, Jain SK, Ahmed A, Khayyat G.  DOI: 10.13107/jocr.2250-0685.184

Authors: Jadaan M[1], Jain SK[2], Ahmed A[1], Khayyat G[1]

[1] Trauma and Orthopaedics Unit, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, Ireland.

[2] Department of Orthopaedics, University College and hospital, Galway, Ireland.

Address of Correspondence:

Dr. Mutaz Jadaan, Deptment of Orthopaedics University College and hospital Galway, Ireland— +353879264602, E-mail : jadaanmutaz@yahoo.com


Introduction: Traumatic dislocation of the radial head in paediatric population is a well described injury, it is usually associated with an injury to the ulna in the Monteggia lesion [1], but can occur as an isolated injury also [2,3].

Case Report: A 4.5 year old girl presented to emergency department with her right upper limb held in pronation and flexion following isolated closed injury. Roentgenograms showed oblique fracture of the radial shaft and dislocation of radial head. She underwent nailing of the radial shaft and open reduction of the radial head. After 4 months, the fracture healed fully and she had full range of elbow movements.

Conclusion: Ipsilateral radial head dislocation and radial shaft fracture is extremely rare injury in a child. A good outcome can be achieved by applying principles of management of proximal forearm fracture-dislocation.

Keywords: Radius, Shaft, ipsilateral, radial head, child.

How to Cite This Article: Jadaan M, Jain SK, Ahmed A, Khayyat G. Ipsilateral Radial Head Dislocation and Radial Shaft Fracture in a Child-A Case Report. Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports 2014 July-Sep;4(3): 9-11. Available from: http://test.jocr.co.in/2014/07/11/2250-0685-184-abstract/

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