Distal radial fracture

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Osama Hussein Yonso

Presentation

History of pain and swelling at the right wrist since one hour after he slips and falls from height from 2nd bed, on examination: swelling hotness and tenderness over the dorsal side of the right wrist.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Male
X-ray
  • X-ray shows distal radial fracture with intra-articular extension.
  • Soft tissue swelling is noted dorsally.

Case Discussion

In this case, there is no significant displacement in the fracture fragments, so the treatment is conservative with immobilization in a cast.

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