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Convergent type proximal radioulnar translocation complicating posterior elbow dislocation: watch out for dual dislocations in children's elbows

Antonis, Konstantinos; Leonidou, Omiros A.; Sbonias, Georgios; Fligger, Ioannis

Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics B: May 2011 - Volume 20 - Issue 3 - p 138–141
doi: 10.1097/BPB.0b013e32833b60ca
Upper Limb

Proximal radioulnar translocation associated with posterior dislocation of the elbow is an extremely rare combination of trauma to the elbow in children. We report on the successful and sequential closed reduction of both these dislocations in a 10-year-old girl in which the translocation of the forearm bones was initially missed. A concomitant fracture would have probably precluded an ideal outcome as we note from the literature review on this problem.

1st Orthopaedic Department, Aghia Sophia Children's Hospital, Athens, Greece

Correspondence to Konstantinos Antonis, MD, 1st Orthopaedic Department, Aghia Sophia Children's Hospital, Thivon and Mikras Asias, Athens 11527, Greece Tel: +30 213 2013206; fax: +30 213 2013211; e-mail: cosma@otenet.gr

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.