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Year : 2018 | Month : July | Volume : 12 | Issue : 7 | Page : RD04 - RD05

Isolated Traumatic Chronic Anterior Dislocation of Radial Head

Akshay Rakeshmohan Bhardwaj, Gaurav Mahesh Sharma

1. Senior Resident, Department of Orthopaedics, DDU Hospital, New Delhi, India. 2. Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, Prakash Institute of Medical Sciences, Islampur, Maharashtra, India.

Correspondence Address :
Dr. Gaurav Mahesh Sharma,
F-5, New Mahavirjyot Appartment, Govardhan Nagar, LBS Marg Mulund, West Mumbai, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.


Isolated traumatic anterior radial head dislocation is extremely rare and very commonly missed injury. A 12-year-old male had a fall on outstretched hand with pronated forearm. He presented after 6 weeks with complaints of swelling around the antero-lateral aspect of right elbow joint with restriction of movements. The dislocation was treated with open reduction and trans-capitellar K wire fixation. There were no signs of recurrence at one year follow-up. Probability of radial head dislocations should always be kept in mind while dealing with such injuries. Early detection can alleviate the need for open reduction at a later stage.


Elbow joint, Forearm, Radial head dislocation

How to cite this article :

Akshay Rakeshmohan Bhardwaj, Gaurav Mahesh Sharma. ISOLATED TRAUMATIC CHRONIC ANTERIOR DISLOCATION OF RADIAL HEAD. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2018 July [cited: 2018 Jul 18 ]; 12:RD04-RD05. Available from

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DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2018/36277.11803

Date of Submission: Mar 06, 2018
Date of Peer Review: Apr 30, 2018
Date of Acceptance: May 15, 2018
Date of Publishing: Jul 01, 2018


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