Distal radius fracture with triquetral avulsion

Case contributed by Andrew Murphy


Motor vehicle accident

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Male

There is a fracture of the lateral portion of the distal radius that is intra-articular and obliquely oriented additionally, the lateral projection there is a small bony fragment that can be seen over the dorsal region of the wrist representative of an avulsion fracture of the triquetral bone.

Case Discussion

Beware the satisfaction of search, triquetral bone fractures are commonly seen on the lateral projection as a subtle bony fragment laying over the dorsal aspect of the wrist.

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Case information

rID: 54509
Published: 13th Jul 2017
Last edited: 26th Apr 2020
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