Isolated ulna shaft fracture

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe

Presentation

Pain in distal radius and ulna. History of assault.

Patient Data

Age: 50
Gender: Male
X-ray

Oblique mildly displaced fracture through the distal ulna shaft. No radial fracture. No dislocation. 

Case Discussion

This injury is also known as a nightstick fracture. Isolated ulna fractures are much rarer than distal radius fractures and often result from direct blows. 

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Case information

rID: 30747
Case created: 1st Sep 2014
Last edited: 18th Jul 2016
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