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Monteggia Fracture Wheeless

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Description: Giovanni Monteggia (1814) first described fracture of proximal 1/3 of ulna in association with anterior dislocation of radial head;
- hence dislocation of radial head with fracture of proximal 1/3 of ulna is known as Monteggia's deformity.
- Mechanism:
- proposed mechanisms include direct blow & hyperpronation injuries as well as the hyperextension theory;
Wheeless' Textbook of Orthopaedics

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