Distal radial longitudinal fracture

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones

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Trauma

Patient Data

Age: Adult

Fracture of the distal radius with extension to the radial styloid with an intra-artricular involvement are keeping with a chauffeur fracture.

Case Discussion

Chauffeur fractures are intra-articular fractures of the radial styloid process, sustained either from direct trauma typically a blow to the back of the wrist or from forced dorsiflexion and abduction.

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Case information

rID: 6381
Published: 19th Jun 2009
Last edited: 15th Jul 2020
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