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Essex Lopresti Fracture

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Description: - radial head fracture plus dislocation of distal RU joint (& interosseous membrane disruption);
- mechanism: fall from height;
- in this type of frx, radius will also migrate proximally if radial head is excised;
- if injury is not found when it is acute, pt may develop severe wrist pain from radial migration and subluxation, of upto 5-6 mm;
- there may be loss of forearm pronation, supination, and extension;
- late reconstruction(> 4 weeks) of radial instability yields poor results;
Wheeless Textbook of Orthopaedics

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Author/Contact: C.R.Wheeless
Institution: Duke
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Language: English

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Added: Mon Feb 04 2002
Last Modified: Thu Jan 24 2008