Chauffeur fracture

Case contributed by Dr Juni Tenison

Presentation

56 yo male presented to ED after fall from height on an outstretched hand. Swelling in the left wrist. Moderate pain with flexion, severe pain with wrist pronation/supination.

Patient Data

Age: 56
Gender: Male

Radial styloid aka Chaffeur fracture on AP.

Dorsal subcutaneous haematoma seen on lateral view.

Case Discussion

Considering minimal displacement and the fact that the injury was sustained to the non-dominant hand the patient was treated conservativaly with cast immobilization. Follow-up with an orthopaedic surgeon.

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Case information

rID: 41146
Case created: 17th Nov 2015
Last edited: 20th Nov 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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