Isolated Traumatic Chronic Anterior Dislocation of Radial HeadCorrespondence Address :
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.
Elbow joint, Forearm, Radial head dislocation
Akshay Rakeshmohan Bhardwaj, Gaurav Mahesh Sharma. ISOLATED TRAUMATIC CHRONIC ANTERIOR DISLOCATION OF RADIAL HEAD. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2018 July [cited: 2019 Jan 19 ]; 12:RD04-RD05. Available from
Date of Submission: Mar 06, 2018
Date of Peer Review: Apr 30, 2018
Date of Acceptance: May 15, 2018
Date of Publishing: Jul 01, 2018
FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: NONE.
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