Acta Ortopédica Mexicana

Orozco V, Orozco A
Bilateral radiocarpal dislocation with fracture of the radial styloid. A case report
Acta Ortop Mex 2010; 24 (6)

Language: Español
References: 11
Page: 409-411
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Introduction: Radiocarpal dislocation is a rare injury and thus the number of cases described is limited. The course of the injury is favorable when the treatment provided is appropriate. Clinical case: A 21 year-old male patient who sustained radiocarpal dislocation and fracture of the radial styloid process in both wrists. He was treated with closed reduction and external fixation. The evaluation at 3 months showed favorable results. Discussion: This case is one of the few similar cases reported because it is an uncommon pathology and it is even less frequent because the injury involves both wrists.

Key words: hand, dislocation, fracture, scaphoid bone, radius.