Irreducible dorsal radiocarpal fracture dislocation with dissociation of the distal radioulnar joint: a case report

Acta Orthop Belg. 2002 Apr;68(2):171-4.

Abstract

We report a case of dorsal radiocarpal fracture dislocation with dissociation of the distal radioulnar joint. Closed reduction was unsuccessful due to interposition of the osteochondral fragments and open reduction and fixation was carried out with a satisfactory end result. The advantages of volar approach and use of external fixator in the management of this injury are discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Elbow Joint / injuries*
  • Elbow Joint / pathology
  • Elbow Joint / surgery
  • Fracture Fixation / methods*
  • Fractures, Closed / pathology
  • Fractures, Closed / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Joint Dislocations / pathology
  • Joint Dislocations / surgery*
  • Male
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Wrist Injuries / pathology*
  • Wrist Injuries / surgery