Acute isolated volar dislocation of the distal radio-ulnar joint: case report and literature review

Chir Main. 2014 Oct;33(5):364-9. doi: 10.1016/j.main.2014.06.001. Epub 2014 Jun 20.


The acute isolated distal radio-ulnar (DRU) dislocation is a rare traumatic pathology and no consensus concerning its management has been established. This case report describes an acute isolated volar DRU dislocation in a 26-year-old patient. The authors propose, based on this case and after an exhaustive review of the literature, a non-operative management for these isolated and non-complicated dislocations.

Keywords: Acute isolated dislocation; Articulation radio-ulnaire distale; Distal radio-ulnar joint; Luxation isolée aiguë; Palmaire; Volar.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Casts, Surgical
  • Humans
  • Joint Dislocations / diagnosis
  • Joint Dislocations / therapy*
  • Male
  • Manipulation, Orthopedic
  • Martial Arts / injuries
  • Wrist Injuries / diagnosis
  • Wrist Injuries / therapy*