Reverse Barton fracture

Last revised by Mostafa Elfeky on 23 Jun 2023

Reverse Barton fractures, also known as volar type Barton fractures, represent an intra-articular distal radial fracture with volar displacement.

In fact, the reverse Barton fracture is a type II Smith fracture: oblique distal intra-articular radial fracture 1,2.

For a discussion of this fracture refer to the article on Smith fractures.

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