Distal radius fracture

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Presentation

Fall from bicycle.

Patient Data

Age: 16
Gender: Male
CT

CT Right wrist

There is a longitudinal incomplete fracture on the proximal radial epiphysis with intra-articular extension. No bone displacement. Diffuse joint effusion. Remainder bone structures are unremarkable. 

Case Discussion

Bicycle falls are a common cause of wrist and forearm fractures. This case illustrate a simple incomplete fracture with intra-articular extension onto the distal radius, and prominent associated joint effusion. 

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Case information

rID: 39549
Case created: 9th Sep 2015
Last edited: 16th Jul 2016
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