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Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2014, Article ID 723756, 4 pages
Case Report

Medial Radial Head Dislocation Associated with a Proximal Olecranon Fracture: A Bado Type V?

1The Catterall Unit, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Brockley Hill, Stanmore, Middlesex HA7 4LP, UK
2School of Public Health, Harvard University, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 6018, USA
3The Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel Road, London E1 1BB, UK

Received 7 January 2014; Accepted 9 March 2014; Published 17 March 2014

Academic Editors: A. Cho and G. Rallis

Copyright © 2014 Neil Segaren 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.


The Monteggia fracture is relatively rare. We present an unreported configuration of a traumatic olecranon fracture with a concomitant medial radial head dislocation in a 3-year-old male. This injury was initially missed and required a subsequent operative intervention. Following surgery, there was evident fracture union, articular congruency, and a full functional recovery. Medial radial head dislocation is not accounted for in the Bado (1967) classification of the Monteggia lesion and hence we propose the addition of a Bado V category.