Reverse Barton fracture

Case contributed by Dr Heba Abdelmonem



Patient Data

Gender: Male

Intra-articular fracture of the distal radius with volar displacement of the carpal bones. Fracture ulnar styloid process.

Case Discussion

Barton fractures are distal radius fractures that extend to the articular surface with dislocation of the carpal bones. They can be classified as volar-type Barton fracture (also known as reverse Barton fracture)., in which the carpal bones are displaced anterior or dorsal-type Barton fracture. Fracture of the ulnar styloid process is a common association.

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Case information

rID: 51591
Published: 2nd Mar 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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