Distal ulnar fractures
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Distal ulnar fractures are common and usually occur with a concurrent distal radius fracture.
Isolated fractures occur 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:
- ulnar styloid fracture
- ulnar head fracture
- distal ulnar neck
- isolated ulnar shaft fracture: "nightstick fracture"
- associated with distal radius fractures: Frykman classification of distal radial fractures
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