Journal article

Elbow fracture-dislocation combined with Galeazzi fracture in adult: A case report and literature review.

Saeed Asadollahi, David Shepherd, Raphael C Hau

International Journal of Surgery Case Reports | Elsevier BV | Published : 2013

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Galeazzi fracture associated with ipsilateral posterior elbow dislocation and radial head fracture is a rare pattern of injury. Few reports exist that describes this injury pattern and its treatment. We describe a case report of simultaneous occurrence of Galeazzi fracture and ipsilateral dislocation of elbow. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 58 year-old female presented with Galeazzi fracture and posterior elbow dislocation associated with radial head fracture of left upper extremity. This was managed with closed reduction of the elbow, open reduction and internal fixation of the radial shaft fracture and K-wire stabilisation of the unstable distal radioulnar joint. Prophylactic fascio..

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