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  • Fracture occurs usually at the junction of middle and proximal thirds of shaft of ulna
  • Fracture occurs with dislocation of proximal radio-ulnar joint.
  • Common in young adults
  • Occurs with fall of outstretched hand with severe blunt injury.
  • It is a very unstable fracture.
 
  • Reduction is difficult  if closed.
  • Open reduction of fracture leads to automatic reduction and alignment of dislocation.
  • Internal fixation with plate and screw  or intramedullary fixation is the usual method of treatment.

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