Acute Irreducible Distal Radioulnar Joint Dislocation

Garrigues, Grant E.; Aidridge III, J. Mack
July 2007
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Jul2007, Vol. 89-A Issue 7, p1594
Academic Journal
The article describes a novel radiographic and clinical finding of an ulnar impaction fracture, which they equate to the Hill-Sachs lesion noted in the humeral head following dislocation of the shoulder in the U.S. The case presented represents a novel mechanism for irreducibility of a so-called complex dislocation of the distal radioulnar joint. They recommend acquiring a computed tomography scan of all complex dislocations of the distal radioulnar joint to search for this impaction injury.


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