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Unusual Combination of Monteggia, Radius Shaft, and Scaphoid Fractures

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A rare combination of an ulnar fracture with posterior dislocation of the head of the radius and fracture of the radius shaft concomitant with an ipsilateral scaphoid fracture is presented. To the best of our knowledge, no such case has been reported. The mechanism of this fracture combination is discussed with respect to its role in producing the Monteggia type II fracture. Treatment consisted of a combination of closed and open reduction with external fixation.


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A. Mechchat, A. Mardy, M. Shimi, A. Elibrahimi and A. Elmrini, "Unusual Combination of Monteggia, Radius Shaft, and Scaphoid Fractures," Open Journal of Orthopedics, Vol. 3 No. 7, 2013, pp. 311-313. doi: 10.4236/ojo.2013.37057.


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