Recurrent palmar dislocation of the distal radioulnar joint. A case report

Chir Main. 2002 Oct;21(5):301-4. doi: 10.1016/s1297-3203(02)00132-4.


Recurrent palmar dislocation of the distal radioulnar joint is not a common injury. We report one case in a 73-year-old female. This injury was incorrectly diagnosed at the first presentation because there has been no distinct deformity at the wrist and extension-flexion was normal. The need for proper physical examination and accurate radiographic positioning is stressed. Distal diaphysis resection combined with distal radioulnar arthrodesis (modified Sauve-Kapandji procedure) was the preferred method of treatment in an old patient. Two years after the injury, the patient was asymptomatic.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Age Factors
  • Aged
  • Arthrodesis / methods*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Joint Dislocations / diagnosis
  • Joint Dislocations / pathology
  • Joint Dislocations / surgery*
  • Physical Examination
  • Recurrence
  • Wrist Injuries / pathology
  • Wrist Injuries / surgery*
  • Wrist Joint / pathology*
  • Wrist Joint / surgery