Chauffeur fracture

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert

Presentation

Direct blow to the dorsal radial wrist.

Patient Data

Age: Adult
Gender: Male
X-ray

An intra-articular fracture of the radial styloid process is demonstrated, involving only the very tip of the styloid. It is only minimally displaced with a 1 mm articular gap. The ulnar styloid and the carpal bones appear intact, and the scapholunate interval and alignment of the carpus are unremarkable. 

Case Discussion

This case illustrates typical appearances of a chauffeur fracture

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