Distal radius fracture

Case contributed by Andrew Murphy


Patient presented to emergency with a deformed right wrist following a fall


A transverse fracture of the distal radius with radial and volar offset of the distal fragment. There is also an avulsion fracture of the ulnar styloid.

The first carpometacaropal joint has severe degenerative changes.

Case Discussion

This is an exemplary example of modified radiographic technique to obtain a lateral projection of the wrist.

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Case information

rID: 45498
Published: 27th May 2016
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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