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Treatment Options for Bifid Ulna Deformity Following Galeazzi-equivalent Injury in Adolescents




List of Authors: Mella Joni, Sommarhem Antti, Pääkkönen Markus

Publisher: WORLD SCIENTIFIC PUBL CO PTE LTD

Publication year: 2022

Journal: Journal of Hand Surgery (Asian-Pacific Volume)

Journal name in source: JOURNAL OF HAND SURGERY-ASIAN-PACIFIC VOLUME

Journal acronym: J HAND SURG-ASIAN-PA

Volume number: 27

Issue number: 2

Number of pages: 6

ISSN: 2424-8355

eISSN: 2424-8363

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/S2424835522720110


Abstract
A Galeazzi-equivalent lesion occurs in children and adolescents following a traumatic distal radius fracture when the strong radioulnar ligaments and relative weakness of the ulnar physis result in an avulsion-type Salter-Harris III fracture of the distal ulna. In unreduced fractures, the osteogenic nature of the torn periosteal sleeve may result in the formation of a bifid distal ulna. We describe two cases of bifid distal ulna that developed after missed Galeazzi-equivalent lesions. The first case was treated with resection of the volar limb and reduction of the ulnar fracture, whereas the second case was treated with simple resection of the dorsal limb. Negative ulnar variance developed in both cases.


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