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What is where? - 6/7/2007
This patient has fractures as exhibited from a common from a fall to outstretched hand with his forearm pronated. What is the name of this injury? How is it best treated? What are potential complications?

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Moderators Response:
This is a Monteggia Fracture This fracture is of the ulna with associated anterior dislocation of the radial head. It is most common from a fall to outstretched hand with forearm pronated. Complications include: radial neuropathy (PIN), malunion of ulna (rare), recurrent dislocation. It is managed by immobilizing in elbow flexion of 70- 90 degrees depending on type of injury with moderate supination for 4 weeks. AROM is then started.
 
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6/11/2007
Anonymous
Monteggia Fx, Immobilize 6 weeks, then AROM with support to keep radial head from subluxing
7/31/2007
Shelleigh
He has a Monteggia's Fracture or Monteggia's Complex.
11/20/2007
bharathi
1,Monteggia's Fracture. 2,open reduction and internal fixation 3,volkmans ishemic contracture & neuropathy
3/9/2009
Anonymous
monteggia fx
 
     
   
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