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Sportverletz Sportschaden. 1992 Sep;6(3):113-8.

[Monteggia injuries in athletes. Causes, classification, results].

[Article in German]

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Berufsgenossenschaftliche Unfallklinik Frankfurt am Main.


Monteggia-fractures are serious combination injuries to the forearm. Sport injuries are being increasingly observed; the reason for this, besides the general expansion of mass sports, is the increasing burden of high-performance sports. Monteggia fractures can occur during a fall on an outstretched arm, for example in motor or bicycle sport injuries, but also when falling from gymnastic equipment. Generally, it is easy to diagnose the monteggia injury. Considerable secondary damage could occur from the frequent failure to notice the involved radiohumeral joint. It should be demanded that in case of an uluar fracture the adjoining joints should be x-rayed on two planes in order not to overlook the possibility of a chisel fracture. The different forms of this combination injury, its classification and the results of our own medical bulletins are presented.

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