Simultaneous dislocations of the radiocapitellar and distal radioulnar joints

J Orthop Trauma. 2002 Feb;16(2):136-8. doi: 10.1097/00005131-200202000-00013.

Abstract

Posttraumatic instability of the distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ), occurring in isolation or in association with fractures of the radius, is well-documented. Few reports have identified simultaneous ipsilateral DRUJ instability and elbow dislocation. The authors of the present study describe a case of persistent radiocapitellar subluxation after closed reduction of an elbow dislocation, secondary to irreducible volar subluxation of the DRUJ.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Accidental Falls
  • Elbow Injuries*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Joint Dislocations / diagnostic imaging
  • Joint Dislocations / etiology
  • Joint Dislocations / surgery*
  • Joint Instability / diagnostic imaging
  • Joint Instability / etiology
  • Joint Instability / surgery*
  • Middle Aged
  • Multiple Trauma / diagnostic imaging
  • Multiple Trauma / etiology
  • Multiple Trauma / surgery*
  • Radiography
  • Wrist Injuries / diagnostic imaging
  • Wrist Injuries / etiology
  • Wrist Injuries / surgery*