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BMC Res Notes. 2014 Mar 17;7:156. doi: 10.1186/1756-0500-7-156.

Type III monteggia injury with ipsilateral type II Salter Harris injury of the distal radius and ulna in a child: a case report.

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Trauma and Orthopaedic Department, Glan Clwyd Hospital, Sarn Lane, Bodelwyddan, Rhyl LL18 5UJ, UK. trmadhusudhan@gmail.com.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Although previously reported, ipsilateral Monteggia fracture dislocation and distal radius fracture in a child is still a rare occurrence. A full clinical examination may be difficult but should not be ignored. Full length forearm radiographs are ideal but proper limb positioning may be difficult. The injury pattern can be easily missed.

CASE PRESENTATION:

A five-year-old right hand dominant Caucasian male presented with a history of fall on outstretched hand. Clinical examination was difficult and X-rays confirmed type III Monteggia fracture with an ipsilateral Type II Salter Harris injury of the distal radius and ulna.

CONCLUSION:

This report highlights the need for relevant examination of the wrist and elbow in young children. Appropriate radiographs must also be performed to prevent missing these injuries.

PMID:
24642065
PMCID:
PMC3995403
DOI:
10.1186/1756-0500-7-156
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