FRACS Orthopaedic Exams

iSAWEs

A 17 year old fell from a pier onto sand and his left forearm. His radiographs are reproduced below:

1. What is his injury?
2. What are the principles of management of this fracture?
3. The ulna is internally fixed using a plate and screws – screening shows a persistent radial head dislocation – what is the most common reason for this happening?

 

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