Monteggia Fracture Dislocation In A Neonate Resulting From Birth Trauma

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov, Apr 14, 2006

Department of Orthopedics, Gov. Medical College & Hospital, Chandigarh.

Birth-related injuries in an uncommon location may be missed initially and may result in significant morbidity. We report for the first time a case of a Monteggia fracture dislocation in a neonate resulting from birth trauma. The delayed presentation at 7 days made open reduction necessary in this otherwise nonoperatively managed injury because of the accelerated rate of bony union in infants. All high-risk births, including 2nd-born twins, should be thoroughly screened to avoid initial misdiagnosis.



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