Forearm traumas are frequent and sometimes complex; soft tissue damages associated with bone lesions could be understimated and so compromise the final result, in spite of a good reduction and osteosynthesis. Articular and iuxta-articular proximal radius and ulna fractures, which can be associated to radio-humeral dislocations in Monteggia lesions, are less frequent compared to diaphyseal fractures and can present a lot of therapeutical difficulties and a high rate of complications. These complications are avoided and reduced if the treatment is quick and focused on stable osteosynthesis and anatomical reduction of the fragments of the fracture and followed, as soon as possible, by rehabilitation. The authors present the 10 years experience of Parma Orthopaedics Institute with a follow-up of at least 12 months.
Proximal forearm fractures: our clinical experience / Concari G;Pedrazzini A;Vaienti E;Pogliacomi F. - In: ACTA BIO-MEDICA DE L'ATENEO PARMENSE. - ISSN 0392-4203. - 73(2002), pp. 75-84.