RESEARCH ARTICLE


Monteggia Type IV Equivalent Injury



Nikolaos K Sferopoulos*
Department of Paediatric Orthopaedics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, “G. Gennimatas” Hospital, 54635 Thessaloniki, Greece


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* Address correspondence to this author at the Department of Paediatric Orthopaedics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, “G. Gennimatas” Hospital, 54635 Thessaloniki, Greece; Tel: 0030 2310 963270; Fax: 0030 2310 968265; E-mail: sferopoulos@in.gr


Abstract

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.

Keywords: Monteggia type IV equivalent injury, children.