Dorsal tilt of the distal radius

Case contributed by Dr Mikael Haggstrom
Modality: Annotated image

 

Dorsal tilt of a distal radius fracture. This angle is shown in red and goes between:

  • A line drawn between the distal ends of the articular surface of the radius.
  • A line that is perpendicular to the diaphysis of the radius.

Sometimes, the diaphysis of the radius is hard to distinguish from the ulna, and a line between them (turquoise line) may be used instead.

Case Discussion

Dorsal tilt of a distal radius fracture. This angle is shown in red and goes between:

  • A line drawn between the distal ends of the articular surface of the radius.
  • A line that is perpendicular to the diaphysis of the radius.

Sometimes, the diaphysis of the radius is hard to distinguish from the ulna, and a line between them (turquoise line) may be used instead.

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Case Information

rID: 50087
Case created: 18th Dec 2016
Last edited: 21st Dec 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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