Barton fracture

Case contributed by Dr Aditya Shetty


History of fall with injury to right wrist.

Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Male
  • distal radial fracture 
  • fracture extends to intrarticular surface along dorsal aspect
  • volar surface is not involved

Case Discussion

Barton fracture

  • eponymous fracture
  • first named by John Rhea Barton (1794 - 1871), an orthopedic surgeon at Pennsylvania hospital, Philadelphia (USA)
  • for all practical purposes a good description is sufficient; eponyms can be confusing
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Case information

rID: 28755
Published: 10th Apr 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Tag: shetty
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