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Essex Lopresti Fracture Dislocation

  1. Fracture of radial head or neck, disruption of distal radial ulnar joint & tearing of interosseous membrane for a considerable distance proximally
  2. Tethering effect of interosseous membrane is lost; if the radial head is resected, rapid proximal migration of the radius can occur, resulting in wrist pain from ulnar carpal impingement & elbow pain from radiocapitellar impingement.

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