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Table of Contents - Year : 2018 | Month : July | Volume : 12 | Issue : 7 | Page : RD04 - RD05

Isolated Traumatic Chronic Anterior Dislocation of Radial Head RD04-RD05

Akshay Rakeshmohan Bhardwaj, Gaurav Mahesh Sharma

Dr. Gaurav Mahesh Sharma,
F-5, New Mahavirjyot Appartment, Govardhan Nagar, LBS Marg Mulund, West Mumbai, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Isolated traumatic anterior radial head dislocation is extremely rare and very commonly missed injury. A 12-year-old male had a fall on outstretched hand with pronated forearm. He presented after 6 weeks with complaints of swelling around the antero-lateral aspect of right elbow joint with restriction of movements. The dislocation was treated with open reduction and trans-capitellar K wire fixation. There were no signs of recurrence at one year follow-up. Probability of radial head dislocations should always be kept in mind while dealing with such injuries. Early detection can alleviate the need for open reduction at a later stage.