Die-punch fracture

A die-punch fracture results from axial loading forces on the distal radius. It is an intra-articular fracture of the lunate fossa of the distal radius1. It is by definition depressed or impacted, and is named after the machining technique of shearing a shape, depression or hole in a material with a die implement.

The die-punch mechanism classically involves the lunate lossa of the radius, but can occur from any loading injury2.

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