Monteggia Fracture-Dislocation

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

elbow fracture

 

7 August, 2012