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Revista Archivo Médico de Camagüey

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ALVAREZ-LOPEZ, Alejandro et al. Unsual Monteggia fracture: a case report. AMC [online]. 2019, vol.23, n.5, pp.655-660.  Epub Oct 01, 2019. ISSN 1025-0255.


Monteggia's fracture is generally an uncommon traumatic injury, even more when it is one of its equivalent injuries.


to show the evolution of a patient with an uncommon Monteggia's fracture.

Case report:

a 37 year-old black, woman, without health antecedents, who suffered a fall from her own feet in her bathroom, was taken to emergency room of Orthopedic and Traumatology complaining of pain, swelling and limitation of movement of the right elbow and distal. Because of the lesion features, surgical treatment was needed by open reduction and internal fixation of both fractures of the ulna.


Monteggia's fracture is an unusual lesion, even more some equivalent type 1 lesions which occur more common in children than adults.

Keywords : ELBOW/injuries; ELBOW/surgery; MONTEGGIA'S FRACTURE/surgery; MONTEGGIA'S FRACTURE /diagnostic imaging; FRACTURE FIXATION.

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