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Galeazzi fracture associated with an ipsilateral fracture of ulna diaphysis and olecrane. A rare lesional association. About a case and review of literature

Vol 5 | Issue 2 | May-Dec 2019 | page: 14-16 | Akloa Komlavi Ehlissou Kolima, Bakriga Batarabadja, Kombate, Ayouba Gamal, Akpoto Menssavi Yaovi, Dellanh Yaovi Yannick, Towoezim Tchaa Hodabalo, Abalo Anani Grégoirei

DOI 10.13107/ti.2019.v05i01.094


Author: Akloa Komlavi Ehlissou Kolima [1], Bakriga Batarabadja [1], Kombate Noufanangue Kanfitine [1], Ayouba Gamal [1], Akpoto Menssavi Yaovi [1], Dellanh Yaovi Yannick [1], Towoezim Tchaa Hodabalo [1], Abalo Anani Grégoirei [1]

[1] Department of Orthopaedic and traumatology Surgery Teaching University Hospital Sylvanus Olympio. Lomé-Togo PO Box. 14148.

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Akloa Komlavi Ehlissou Kolima,
Department of Orthopaedic and traumatology Surgery Teaching University Hospital Sylvanus Olympio. Lomé-Togo PO Box. 14148
E-mail: akloakolima@yahoo.fr


Abstract

Introduction: Tripolar lesions of the thoracic limb are rare. We report a rare a Galéazzi fracture associated with an ipsilateral fracture of ulna and olecranon in a 45-year-old patient. Surgical management has been delayed due to limited resources of the patient.
Case presentation: It was a 45-year-old man admitted in our emergency after a fallen on bicycle. He presented a fracture of olecranon, shaft bone fracture of radius and ulnar, and distal radio-ulnar disjunction. The assessment at 18 months has found a consolidation of fractures. The elbow and wrist regained joint range, but we noted a limitation of prono-supination related to radioulnar synostosis. This limitation had no impact on the professional and sporting activities of the patient.
Conclusion: Apart the difficulties to describe mechanism responsible of this complex lesion, the functional prognosis of the limb depends on a correct diagnosis and adequate management. At the last follow-up, the patient was satisfied with the result obtained. Longer term follow-up will allow us to determine the issue of this complex lesion in this patient. For the moment patient is not complained so wejust wait and see.
Keywords: Galeazzi fracture, distal radioulnar disjunction, fractures, forearm, olecranon.


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How to Cite this article:  Kolima AKE, Batarabadja B, Kombate NK, Gamal A, Yaovi AM, Yannick DY, Hodabalo TT, Grégoirei AA. | Galeazzi fracture associated with an ipsilateral fracture of ulnaire diaphysis and olecrane. A rare lesional association. About a case and review of literature. | Trauma International| May – Dec 2019; 5(2): 14-16 .

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