Radial inclination angle

The radial inclination is a measurement made on the AP projection of the wrist as an angle of the distal radial surface with respect to a line perpendicular to the shaft. A normal range is considered at around 21-25° 5. It can increase in the setting of certain fractures. Loss of inclination places extra stress across the lunate.

Anatomy: Upper limb

Anatomy: Upper limb

Wrist pathology

Article information

rID: 66109
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Inclination angle of radius

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