Radial styloid fracture

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe

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Patient Data

Age: 80 years
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

Cortical disruption and lucency through the base of the radial styloid, consistent with fracture

Modality: X-ray

Further oblique and lateral views clearly delineate the radial styloid fracture. 

Case Discussion

This case demonstrates the difficulty on diagnosing or excluding fractures on a single projection. Always trace the cortex of each bone to make sure there is no disruption. 

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Case Information

rID: 46624
Case created: 11th Jul 2016
Last edited: 10th Aug 2016
Tag: rapids
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