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I had a severe injury in may of this year. fractured ulna and dislocation of elbow. any comments re: surgery?

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Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Monteggia?: A fracture of the ulna w/ associated radial head subluxation / dislocation (@ elbow) is known as a monteggia fx./ dislocation. If recognized treatment is orif of the ulna( plating) and reduction of the radial head dislocation.( it usually reduces spontaneously after fixing ulna)...

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