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Radiol Case Rep. 2019 Apr 28;14(7):837-841. doi: 10.1016/j.radcr.2019.04.003. eCollection 2019 Jul.

Multiple open wrist fractures and dislocation of the distal radioulnar joint from a dog bite injury.

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1
Department of Radiology, University of Washington, 325 Ninth Avenue, PO Box 359728, Seattle, WA 98104, USA.
2
Department of Radiology, University of Washington, 4245 Roosevelt Way NE, PO Box 354755, Seattle, WA 98105, USA.

Abstract

Dogs are commonly kept as household pets, but sometimes pet dogs bite people. We report the case of a 69-year-old man who was bitten by his pet pit bull terrier. The dog bite resulted in multiple open wrist fractures and dislocation of the distal radioulnar joint, requiring surgical debridement, open reduction and internal fixation, and bone grafting. CT of the fractures showed that the dog's maxillary canine teeth had been deeply embedded in the hamate and second metacarpal bones, requiring that the dog's mouth be opened and the teeth disengaged in order to remove the injured limb from the dog.

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Dog bite injury; Pit bull terrier

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