Bayonet deformity (wrist)

Last revised by Reabal Najjar on 15 Nov 2022

Bayonet deformity is a term used to describe the shape of the wrist after the infamous weapon. It occurs secondary to a prominent distal ulna as a result of dorsal subluxation.

This deformity is found in the following conditions:

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Cases and figures

  • Fig 1: Bayonet (photo)
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  • Case 1
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