A Rare Case of Reverse Oblique Ulnar Head and Neck Fracture

Hand Surg. 2015 Oct;20(3):477-8. doi: 10.1142/S0218810415720247.


Isolated distal ulnar head and neck fractures are rare. Undisplaced fractures are normally treated non-operatively. We report a case of a reverse oblique ulnar head and neck fracture, which despite the initial undisplaced configuration, was unstable and displaced over the subsequent weeks. We believe that, though this particular fracture pattern could have been treated in a cast, it requires careful follow up, especially early on, or to undergo early internal fixation.

Keywords: Non-operative; Reverse oblique fracture; Ulna head fracture; Unstable fracture.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Equipment Design
  • Female
  • Fracture Fixation / instrumentation*
  • Humans
  • Splints*
  • Ulna Fractures / therapy*