Extra-articular distal radial fracture

Case contributed by Dr Heather Pascoe



Patient Data

Age: 70
Gender: Female

Extra-articular distal radius fracture (Colles fracture) with dorsal angulation of the distal fracture fragment. Minimal impaction. Associated displaced ulna styloid fracture. Radiocarpal articulation is congruent.

Case Discussion

Distal radial fractures of extremely common. A Colles fracture is a extra-articular distal radial fracture however distal radial fractures with intra-articular extension are also extremely common.

When describing angulation and displacement of a fracture, the angulation/displacement is described in terms of the distal component relative to the proximal component.

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Case information

rID: 62009
Published: 28th Jul 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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