Monteggia Type IV Equivalent Injury
Nikolaos K Sferopoulos*
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2011
First Page: 198
Last Page: 200
Publisher Id: TOORTHJ-5-198
Article History:Received Date: 11/2/2011
Revision Received Date: 12/4/2011
Acceptance Date: 21/4/2011
Electronic publication date: 26/5/2011
Collection year: 2011
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Equivalent lesions of Monteggia type IV injury have not appeared so far in the literature. Two Monteggia type IV equivalent lesions, which included a fracture of the radial head associated with midshaft fractures of the radius and ulna in a 3- and in a 12-year-old girl, are reported. The lesion presented in this report could be considered as a missing piece in the puzzle of Monteggia and equivalent injuries, and it could also add towards considering type IV injury as a primary lesion and not as a variant of type I injury.