Distal ulnar fractures

Distal ulnar fractures are common, and usually occur with a concurrent distal radius fracture.

Pathology

Isolated fractures occurs as a result of direct force to the ulna. Fractures associated with radius fractures usually occur as the result of a fall on an outstretched arm.

Distal ulnar fractures are divided into two groups:

  1.  isolated:
  2. associated with distal radius fractures: Frykman classification of distal radial fractures

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Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Distal ulnar fracture

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Cases and Figures

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    Case 1: ulnar styloid
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    Case 2: distal ulnar shaft ("nightstick fracture")
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    Case 4: ulnar styloid with distal radius fracture
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    Case 3: distal ulnar neck
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