Osteosynthesis and Trauma Care 2007; 15(4): 190-191
DOI: 10.1055/s-2008-1004791
Case Report

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Posterior Interosseous Nerve Palsy and Proximal Radio-Ulnar Joint Locking after Radial Head and Neck Fracture: A Case Report

E. Shears1 , I. Sargeant1
  • 1Trauma Department, University Hospital Birmingham Selly Oak, Birmingham, UK
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Publication History

Publication Date:
11 June 2008 (online)


Radial head fractures are common injuries which can be managed conservatively in the absence of instability or mechanical block at the elbow. We report a case of radial head and neck fracture which uniquely incorporates two rare complications: posterior interosseous nerve (PIN) palsy, and locking of the proximal radio-ulnar joint. The causative mechanisms are described with review of the relevant literature.


E. Shears

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