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An unusual Monteggia type 2 fracture


This paper reports an unusual and undescribed Monteggia variant which was not diagnosed at its initial presentation. An extensive literature search did not reveal any similar case reports. This case report re–emphasises the importance of relying on a line drawn along the neck of the radius on the radiograph, and ensuring that it intersects the capitellum to avoid missing any such rare Monteggia fractures.

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Correspondence to S. Sharma.

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Sharma, S. An unusual Monteggia type 2 fracture. J Orthopaed Traumatol 7, 100–102 (2006).

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  • Early diagnosis
  • Monteggia type 2 fracture
  • Radio–capitellar alignment