Monteggia fracture


Fracture of the proximal or middle third of the ulna with associated radial head dislocation/instability. Further classified by José Luis Bado as Type 1 – IV Monteggia Fractures

Monteggia Fracture Type I labelled


1812Monteggia described a proximal ulna fracture with associated radial head dislocation but only described as an extension injury (Istituzioni chirurgiche – Volume V)

1967Jose Luis Bado (1903–1977), an orthopedic surgeon from Uruguay later defined the 4 variants of the ‘Monteggia lesion

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Alternative names

  • Monteggia lesion
  • Monteggia fracture-dislocation


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