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Unusual Rare Complex Forearm Injury with its Management.


Case Report |  Volume 4 | Issue 2 | JOCR April-June 2014 | Page 13-16 | Shivanna D, Aski B, Manjunath D, Bhatnagar A. DOI: 10.13107/jocr.2250-0685.159


Authors: Shivanna D[1], Aski B[2], Manjunath D[1], Bhatnagar A[3]

[1] Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
[2] Srinivas Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Mukka, Mangalore, Karnataka, India.
[3] Fortis Hospital, Mumbai, Maharastra, India.

Address of Correspondence:

Dr. Bahubali Aski. H. No. 407, Staff Quarters, SIMS&RC, Mukka, Mangalore. India. Email : orthoaski@gmail.com


Abstract

Introduction: The injury pattern of open fracture dislocation of elbow with fracture both bones forearm with radial nerve injury is very rare. Very few reports are there in literature related to this kind of injury. However this combination is first of its kind. This rare injury needs special attention by early intervention and biological fixation to achieve good results.

Case Report: A 22 year old female presented to us with history of road traffic accident. On evaluation patient had combination of open fracture dislocation of elbow with open diaphyseal fracture of both forearm bones with radial nerve palsy. The patient was treated in emergency and followed for 2 years.

Conclusion: Open fracture dislocation of elbow is a rare entity. Our case additionally had open fracture both the bones forearm with radial nerve palsy. Early intervention and biological fixation with minimal invasion gives good results in terms of range of movements and patient satisfaction.

Keywords: Complex Elbow Injury, Fracture Dislocation, Radial Nerve Palsy.


How to Cite This Article: Shivanna D, Aski B, Manjunath D, Bhatnagar A. A Rare Combination Open Fracture Dislocation of Elbow with Open Fracture both Bones Forearm with Radial Nerve Palsy. Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports 2014 April-June;4(2): 13-16. Available from: http://www.jocr.co.in/wp/2014/01/11/2250-0685-147-fulltext/

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