What is a Monteggia Fracture-Dislocation?
A Monteggia Fracture-Dislocation is a type of fracture located around the elbow.
It involves a fracture of the ulna (one of the bones of the forearm) and a dislocation of the radius (the other bone in the forearm) at the level of the elbow joint.
It was first described by Italian pathologist Giovanni Monteggia in 1814.
Treatment of a Monteggia Fracture-Dislocation is with surgery to repair the ulna fracture. During the surgery, the radial head will return to its correct position.
This image shows a Monteggia Fracture-Dislocation