Monteggia 'fracture'-dislocation with bowing of the ulna: a pitfall for the unwary emergency physician.

We recently encountered a child who fell on the left outstretched hand. She complained of left elbow pain subsequently and radiographs showed a supposedly isolated radial head dislocation. This was spontaneously reduced when the left forearm was extended for another radiograph. She was discharged from the emergency department with her left elbow in a long… CONTINUE READING