The Floating Forearm: Bilateral Elbow Dislocation And Fracture-Dislocation of Two Wrists
Loubet Unyendje, Mustapha Mahfoud, Moradh El Yaacoubi
Key words:- Floating forearm, bilateral dislocation, fracture-dislocation, elbow, and wrist.
ABSTRACT:-The authors report a rare case of the bilateral floating forearm in a 25- year-old man , who presented the combination of injuries after a fall from third floor; The bilateral dislocation of the elbow and fracture - dislocation of two wrists .The elbows were reduced orthopedically and the right wrist was treated with external fixator and pinning in the left wrist. At twelve months the patient only complained of moderate pain for exceptional efforts. Complete amplitude elbow was restored. The flexion and extension were respectily 50° and 40°in the left wrist, the prono-supination was 75°.At right wrist the flexion and extension were 40° and 30°, the prono-supination was 45°.The wrist radiography showed two radius consolidated.
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