Int J Med Sci 2008; 5(5):292-294. doi:10.7150/ijms.5.292

Short Research Communication

Simultaneous dislocation of the radial head and distal radio-ulnar joint. A case report

D-A.J. Verettas, G.I. Drosos, K.C. Xarchas, C.N. Chatzipapas, C. Staikos

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Medical School, Democritus University of Thrace, University General Hospital of Alexandroupolis, 68100 Alexandroupolis, Greece.

Abstract

Isolated dislocation of the distal radio-ulnar joint and isolated dislocation of the radial head in adults are not common injuries. A simultaneous dislocation of the radial head and distal radio-ulnar joint with no other injury seems to be extremely rare since only one report was found in the English literature. A similar case, but with some differences in presentation and treatment is reported.

Keywords: Simultaneous, Dislocation, Distal radio-ulnar joint, Radial head

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Verettas DAJ, Drosos GI, Xarchas KC, Chatzipapas CN, Staikos C. Simultaneous dislocation of the radial head and distal radio-ulnar joint. A case report. Int J Med Sci 2008; 5(5):292-294. doi:10.7150/ijms.5.292. Available from http://www.medsci.org/v05p0292.htm