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Traumatic volar dislocation of the distal radioulnar joint.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  4095018     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Isolated volar dislocation of the distal radioulnar joint may result from a variety of injuries. This injury is incorrectly diagnosed in approximately 50% of presented cases. A case of volar dislocation of the distal radioulnar joint by traumatic hypersupination is presented. The clinical diagnosis may be hindered by marked swelling, pain, and limitation of motion of the wrist. Dislocation can be diagnosed by accurately obtained anteroposterior and lateral roentgenograms. Closed reduction with direct pressure over the ulnar head from a volar to dorsal direction and simultaneous distraction of the wrist is the preferred method of treatment.
R K Rainey; M L Pfautsch
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Orthopedics     Volume:  8     ISSN:  0147-7447     ISO Abbreviation:  Orthopedics     Publication Date:  1985 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-04-04     Completed Date:  1986-04-04     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7806107     Medline TA:  Orthopedics     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  896-900     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Athletic Injuries / radiography*
Dislocations / radiography*
Joints / injuries
Ulna / injuries
Wrist Injuries / radiography*

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