Nightstick fracture

Case contributed by Dr Aneta Kecler-Pietrzyk



Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Male

Right proximal ulnar diaphysis fracture with minimal displacement, known as a nightstick fracture. Evidence of penetrating trauma in subcutaneous tissues overlying the fracture is also noted. 

Radoiocarpal alignment is normal. 


Post orthopedic plate and screws fixation of the nightstick fracture.

Case Discussion

Ulnar diaphyseal fractures are known as nightstick fractures. They are often seen in victims of assault who in attempt to protect themselves from the strike, use the forearm and sustain ulnar injury. 

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Case information

rID: 62150
Published: 3rd Aug 2018
Last edited: 4th Aug 2018
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