Use of intra-medullary stacked nailing in the reduction of proximal plastic deformity in a pediatric Monteggia fracture: a case report

Jason Lim, James S Huntley

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Abstract

INTRODUCTION:
In a Monteggia fracture dislocation, it is important to reduce the ulnar fracture completely. Extensive plastic deformation of the proximal ulna may make reduction by closed manipulation impossible.
CASE PRESENTATION:
We report the case of a four-year-old Caucasian boy in whom the plastic deformation of the proximal ulna was reduced, and this reduction was maintained, using intra-medullary stacked nailing.
CONCLUSION:
The technique of stacked nailing is a useful addition to the armamentarium in the management of the potentially awkward Monteggia fracture.
Original languageEnglish
Article number153
JournalJournal of Medical Case Reports
Volume5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Apr 2011

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