Monteggia Fracture and Monteggia-Like Lesion – Treatment Strategies and Intraoperative Reduction Techniques
Fractures of the proximal ulna in combination with a dislocation of the proximal radioulnar joint (PRUJ) and the radiohumeral joint (dislocation of the head of the radial bone) are named “Monteggia fractures” after the individual who first described such fractures, Giovanni Monteggia. The dislocation mechanism that takes place in the context of a Monteggia injury often results in a concomitant fracture of the neck or head of the radial bone and/or a fracture of the coronoid process. These complex injuries are summarized by the term “Monteggia-like lesion”. In this chapter reduction and fixation of these fractures is discussed.
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