Radial bowing fracture

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones


Fall onto outstretched arm while playing in a play-park.

Patient Data

Age: 7
Gender: Female

Focal bowing of the radius in the mid-diaphysis. Associated bowing of the proximal ulna in a plane perpendicular to the radial bow. Radial head is in joint. 

Case Discussion

Bowing fractures are one of the incomplete fractures that most frequently occur in children, often in the forearm. They usually coexist with a fracture of the other paired bone, but sometimes occurs in isolation. 

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Case information

rID: 44170
Case created: 10th Apr 2016
Last edited: 16th May 2016
System: Paediatrics
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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