Into how many 'main' types are Smith fractures usually categorised? And which type is this?
Three types are described: type I = extra-articular transverse fracture through the distal radius (85%); type II = intra-articular oblique fracture (~13%); type III = juxta-articular oblique fracture (<2%). This is therefore a type II fracture.
Fractures through the palmar aspect of the distal radius (involving the articular surface) and the ulnar styloid are identified, with palmar subluxation of the carpus with respect to the forearm.