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.

See also

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: Reverse Barton fracture illustration
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  • Case 1: type II Smith or reverse Barton fracture
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  • Case 2
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  • Case 3
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