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An Exceptional Case of Bilateral Radiocarpal Dislocation with Fracture of the Radial Styloid Associated to a Tiered Trauma of the Upperlimb

DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1101992, PP. 1-6

Subject Areas: Orthopedics

Keywords: Hand, Radiocarpal, Dislocation, Fracture, Triered Trauma

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Abstract

Radiocarpal dislocation is a particular entity, infrequent, representing only 0.2% of all dislocationsas evidenced by the scarcity of publications, which mainly affects young patients, and most often the result of violent trauma. We reported a case of a 35-year-old male patient who sustained dorsal radiocarpal dislocation after a fall from a high place, with fracture of the radial and ulnar styloid process in both wrists, associated to a tiered trauma of the right upperlimb. He was treated with closed reduction and immobilized by cast for the bilateral radiocarpal dislocation, and treated surgically for the tiered trauma of the upperlimb. The evaluation at 3 months showed favorable results. 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 and the upperlimb.

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Benameur, H. , Fahsi, M. , Abouchane, M. , Haddoun, A. R. and Nechad, M. (2015). An Exceptional Case of Bilateral Radiocarpal Dislocation with Fracture of the Radial Styloid Associated to a Tiered Trauma of the Upperlimb. Open Access Library Journal, 2, e1992. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/oalib.1101992.

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