Nightstick fracture - ulna

Case contributed by Yvette Mellam


Mechanical fall with outstretched arm striking metal frame of chair

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Female

Right forearm


Isolated oblique fracture through the shaft of the distal right ulna, minimally displaced.

Case Discussion

This patient presented with ongoing pain to her right arm, 8 hours post a fall wherein she impacted her right arm onto the metal frame of a chair.

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