Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery

, Volume 112, Issue 6, pp 304–305 | Cite as

Irreducible isolated dislocation of the radial head in a skeletally mature teenager

A case report
  • K. C. Kong
Current problem cases

Summary

Isolated dislocation of the radial head is an uncommon injury. This injury has been reported in children [2–4, 6, 9, 10]; in the skeletally mature it is extremely rare [1, 8, 11]. An irreducible dislocation has been previously reported in a young child [7], but no case has to date been reported in an adult. The present case is reported to demonstrate this rare injury and to suggest a possible explanation for the cause of the irreducibility.

Keywords

Public Health Young Child Radial Head Rare Injury Uncommon Injury 

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© Springer-Verlag 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. C. Kong
    • 1
  1. 1.New East Surrey HospitalRedhill, SurreyUK

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