Monteggia Fracture Dislocation In A Neonate Resulting From Birth Trauma

National Institute Health, Aug 16, 2006

Department of Orthopedics, Govt. 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.

Related Links