Özkan Köse1, Ayhan Özhasenekler2, Şervan Gökhan2, Şeyhmus Yiğit1

1Diyarbakır Devlet Hastanesi, 1ortopedi Ve Travmatoloji Kliniği, Diyarbakır
2Diyarbakır Devlet Hastanesi, Acil Tıp Ve İlkyardım Kliniği, Diyarbakır

Keywords: Monteggia fracture-dislocation, radiologic diagnosis


The Monteggia fracture-dislocation is defined as the fracture of the proximal ulna accompanied with dislocation of radial head and classified in four major types and various equivalent lesions. Anterior dislocation of radial head concomitant with plastic deformation of ulna is defined ad Monteggia type 1 equivalent lesion. These injuries can be missed at initial presentation if a careful physical examination together with a prompt radiologic assesment is not performed. In this report, we present a case with Monteggia type I equivalent lesion with ipsilaeral distal humerus fracture, and discuss its clinical and radiologic chacteristics to avoid misdiagnosis in the ED.