Acta Scientific Orthopaedics (ASOR)(ISSN: 2581-8635)

Case Report Volume 4 Issue 10

Modified Bell Tawse Technique for Correction of Pediatric Isolated Radial Head Dislocation without Ulnar Bowing

Joana Monteiro Pereira*, Ana Esteves, Pedro Ribeiro, Francisco Bernardes, Tiago Costa and Pedro Barreira

Centro Hospitalar Tâmega e Sousa, Penafiel, Portugal

*Corresponding Author: Joana Monteiro Pereira, Centro Hospitalar Tâmega e Sousa, Penafiel, Portugal.

Received: August 30, 2021; Published: September 18, 2021

Abstract

Chronic radial head dislocation is a rare and potentially devastating injury in pediatric population, resulting in long term function and movement impairment. Early recognition and management are essential to restore elbow flexion and more important pronation and supination.

The treatment of chronic radial head dislocations in children can be challenging and currently there is no consensus on the optimal treatment.

The authors describe a case of a 6-year-old boy who suffered a fall onto his outstretched left arm, with 6 weeks evolution, and sustained a left radial head fracture with anterior dislocation, without ulnar deformity. A Boyd and Speed approach was made, and a modified Bell Tawse procedure was performed using a lateral slip of the triceps tendon, passed around the radial neck and fixed with a suture anchor into ulna.

This versatile approach allowed access to all the structures, minimizing the risk of surgical scarring, with excellent functional and imagiologic results, without long-term major complications.

To our knowledge, there are no reported cases regarding an annular ligament reconstruction using a modified Bell Tawse procedure with suture anchor.

Level of evidence IV.

Keywords: Bell Tawse Technique; Radial Head Dislocation; Ulnar Bowing

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Citation

Citation: Joana Monteiro Pereira., et al. “Modified Bell Tawse Technique for Correction of Pediatric Isolated Radial Head Dislocation without Ulnar Bowing". Acta Scientific Orthopaedics 4.10 (2021): 54-59.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2021 Joana Monteiro Pereira., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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