Radial height (illustration)

Case contributed by Andrew Murphy

Diagram demonstrating the loss of radial height during distal radial fracture. Note: it is not ulnar variance but a loss of radial height.

Case Discussion

A normal radial height is within the range 8–14 mm, the values range from publication to publication, it is often mistaken for ulnar variance but it is infact a loss of the radial height rather than a variance in ulnar position.

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Case information

rID: 80973
Published: 11th Aug 2020
Last edited: 11th Aug 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane

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