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Use of intra-medullary stacked nailing in the reduction of proximal plastic deformity in a pediatric Monteggia fracture Open Access

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Description: Introduction In a Monteggia fracture dislocation, it is important to reduce the ulnar fracture completely. Extensive plastic deformation of the proximal ulna may make reduction by closed manipulation impossible.
Case presentation We report the case of a four-year-old Caucasian boy in whom the plastic deformation of the proximal ulna was reduced, and this reduction was maintained, using intra-medullary stacked nailing.
Conclusion The technique of stacked nailing is a useful addition to the armamentarium in the management of the potentially awkward Monteggia fracture.
Use of intra-medullary stacked nailing in the reduction of proximal plastic deformity in a pediatric Monteggia fracture: a case report Lim J, Huntley JS Journal of Medical Case Reports 2011, 5:153 (full text)

Type: Case Study
Author/Contact: Lim & Huntley
Institution: J Medical Case Reports
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Language: English

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Added: Wed Apr 20 2011