Dissector of arm                        Radius         Proximal radio-ulnar joint    Elbow joint        Radius search

Causes Diagnosis Management
  • Fracture occurs usually at the junction of lower and middle thirds of shaft of ulna
  • Fracture occurs with dislocation of distal 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.

Click for anatomy

 

 

Introduction
Histology

Embryology
Gross anatomy
Organ integration
Clinical anatomy

Quiz

Physiology

Biochemistry

Chemical Pathology

Anatomical Pathology

Pharmacology

Imaging

Medicine

Surgery

 


  Electronic School of Medicine
 Creator: Oluwole Ogunranti