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Case Reports in Orthopedics
Volume 2013, Article ID 106567, 4 pages
Case Report

Simultaneous Dislocation of Radiocapitellar and Distal Radioulnar Joint

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Ugo Municipal Hospital, 45 Otomichi Nishimonai, Ugomachi Ogachigunn, Akita, Japan

Received 5 March 2013; Accepted 27 May 2013

Academic Editors: D. A. Fisher and A. Nehme

Copyright © 2013 Tomio Nishi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A 45-year-old male presented to the emergency room of our institution complaining of severe pain around the left elbow. While playing volleyball, he slipped down with his left arm hit between the floor and his body. He complaind of strong pain from left elbow to hand, and active motion of elbow and wrist joint was impossible. His forearm was held in supinated position. On X-ray examination, radius head was deviated to anterior lateral side, and distal end of radius was dislocated to dorsal side. Tenderness was prominent at the site of radial head and distal radioulnar joint. Surgical treatment was performed using triceps tendon strip. Good functional recovery was gained.