Ipsilateral Radial Head Dislocation And Proximal One-Third Radial Shaft Fracture In An Adult: A Case Report
Jagdeep Singh1, *, Anoop Kalia2, Anshul Dahuja1
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2018
First Page: 189
Last Page: 195
Publisher Id: TOORTHJ-12-189
Article History:Received Date: 08/03/2018
Revision Received Date: 29/04/2018
Acceptance Date: 22/05/2018
Electronic publication date: 31/05/2018
Collection year: 2018
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Dislocation of the radial head in adults is quite uncommon. A simultaneous dislocation of the radial head with a fracture of ipsilateral shaft radius without any other associated injury is even rare.
We are reporting a case of a young adult male who was operated for proximal one-third radial shaft fracture at some peripheral centre by Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF), but came to our centre on the fourth post-operative day with complaints of painful restricted movements of the elbow joint. On careful look at the postoperative x-ray, radial head was found to be dislocated. Radial head dislocation was reduced under general anesthesia and at 2 years follow up, patient fracture has fully united having good functional outcome.
Traumatic dislocation of radial head with ipsilateral fracture shaft radius is a rare injury in adults and it is very important to timely diagnose it and manage it appropriately in order to give good functional outcome to the patient.