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Medicina Legal de Costa Rica

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CORRALES MONGE, Susana. Medico-legal importance of the complications observed in Monteggia’s fracture. Med. leg. Costa Rica [online]. 2021, vol.38, n.2, pp.38-44. ISSN 2215-5287.

The Monteggia Fracture is an injury characterized by a fracture of the proximal or middle portion of the ulna with a dislocation of the head of the radius. (1) It is a rare injury and represents between 5 and 7% of forearm fractures. Despite its rarity, it has always been considered of great importance due to the comorbidities that can accompany it, either due to being treated inadequately or due to delay in your medical treatment. When it is not diagnosed and treated in time, a limitation of joint mobility and a significant functional disability in the traumatized limb can remain as a consequence. (2) It is for this reason that we decided to carry out this article which reflect the importance of the complication of the Monteggia Fracture, at the time of the legal evaluation, which may require temporary and permanent disability given to the time it takes its recovery, the limitation to mobilization after medical management and the residual pain that it may present.

Keywords : Fracture; luxo-fracture; joint limitation; elbow; dislocation; bone deviation..

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