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Proximal Radioulnar Translocation Associated with Posterior Fracture - Dislocation of Elbow in an Adolescent Girl: A Case Report

Published inJBJS case connector, vol. 10, no. 1, e0445
Publication date2020
Abstract

Case: A 14-year-old girl sustained a posterior elbow dislocation and presented with a proximal radioulnar translocation (PRUT) and a displaced fracture of the radial head. Reduction of the elbow dislocation and the proximal radioulnar translocation were achieved by external manipulation in the operating room. The radial head was not amenable to closed reduction and remained entrapped in the anteromedial compartment of the elbow. So open reduction and internal stabilization was carried out.

Conclusions: In PRUT, closed reduction should be attempted. The radial head should be preserved even if it is fully dislocated from metaphysis. Retrograde intramedullary radial nailing provides enough stability of the fracture to promote early mobilization and facilitate union.

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Keywords
  • Adolescent
  • Elbow Joint / diagnostic imaging
  • Elbow Joint / injuries
  • Elbow Joint / pathology
  • Elbow Joint / surgery
  • Female
  • Fracture Fixation, Intramedullary
  • Humans
  • Joint Dislocations / diagnostic imaging
  • Joint Dislocations / pathology
  • Joint Dislocations / surgery
  • Radius Fractures / diagnostic imaging
  • Radius Fractures / pathology
  • Radius Fractures / surgery
Citation (ISO format)
SAMARA, Eleftheria et al. Proximal Radioulnar Translocation Associated with Posterior Fracture - Dislocation of Elbow in an Adolescent Girl: A Case Report. In: JBJS case connector, 2020, vol. 10, n° 1, p. e0445. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.CC.18.00445
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