Nightstick fracture

Case contributed by Dr Matt Skalski

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Trauma to forearm

Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

There is a transverse fracture through the mid-diaphysis of the ulna with 2mm of lateral offset but no significant angulation.  

Case Discussion

Typical nightstick fracture, which tends to occur from a direct impact to the forearm as one attempts to block a blow to the head. 

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Case Information

rID: 38114
Case created: 6th Jul 2015
Last edited: 16th Aug 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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