Ipsilateral Plastic Deformation Monteggia and Galeazzi-Type Fracture in a Child: A Case Report

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Abstract

A 7-year-old boy attended the emergency department after falling from a climbing frame onto his outstretched left wrist. On examination, there was mild swelling to the left elbow and tenderness to the antecubital fossa. There was also tenderness diffusely to the distal ulnar and radius. There was no neurovascular deficit. Radiographs revealed a plastic deformation fracture of the left radius and ulna, with dislocations of the ipsilateral radiocapitellar joint and distal radioulnar joint. A diagnosis of combined Monteggia and Galeazzi-type fractures of the left forearm was made. It is rare to find cases of combined Monteggia and Galeazzi fractures to the same forearm. Furthermore, to our knowledge, ipsilateral plastic deformation Monteggia and Galeazzi-type fractures in children have not been reported in the literature.

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