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Nigerian Journal of Orthopaedics and Trauma

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Non union of the neck of radius: a case report and review of the literature

A.D Sane, C.B Dieme, N.F Coulibaly, M Daffe, M.M Niane, A Ndiaye, S.I.L Seye

Abstract


Fractures of the neck of radius are frequent in trauma. They happen without being noticed at the moment of injury of the elbow or in the context of polytrauma. A case of non union of the radius neck occurring in a young person due to ignorance, during first consultation has been reported by the authors. They insist on the rigour to be brought during the diagnosis and the treatment of the fractures of the proximal extremity of the forearm and they also propose the conservative treatment of the non union of the radius neck as a credible alternative to surgical treatment by radius head replacement or by open reduction, bone grafting and internal fixation.

Key words: radial neck; fracture; non union; treatment




http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/njotra.v9i1.54739
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