Acute dislocations of the distal radioulnar joint and distal ulna fractures

Brian T. Carlsen, David G. Dennison, Steven L. Moran

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Abstract

This article reviews acute dislocations of the distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ) and distal ulna fractures. Acute dislocations can occur in isolation or in association with a fracture to the distal radius, radial metadiaphysis (Galeazzi fracture), or radial head (Essex-Lopresti injury). Distal ulna fractures may occur in isolation or in combination with a distal radius fracture. Both injury patterns are associated with high energy. Outcomes are predicated on anatomic reduction and restoration of the stability of the DRUJ.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)503-516
Number of pages14
JournalHand Clinics
Volume26
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2010

Keywords

  • Dislocation
  • Distal radioulnar joint
  • Ulna fractures
  • Wrist trauma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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