Radial styloid fracture

Case contributed by Henry Knipe
Diagnosis certain



Patient Data

Age: 80 years
Gender: Male

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


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. 

How to use cases

You can use Radiopaedia cases in a variety of ways to help you learn and teach.

Creating your own cases is easy.

Updating… Please wait.

 Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

 Thank you for updating your details.