Chauffeur fracture

Case contributed by Juni Tenison
Diagnosis certain


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: 55 years
Gender: Male

Radial styloid aka Chaffeur fracture on AP.

Dorsal subcutaneous hematoma 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 orthopedic surgeon.

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