Smith fracture

Case contributed by Dr Pir Abdul Ahad Aziz

Presentation

Fall on flexed wrist.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

There is extra-articular transverse fracture through distal radius with volar angulation of distal fracture fragment representing type I smith fracture. Avulsion fracture of ulnar styloid process is also noted.

Case Discussion

Type 1 Smith fracture occurs when there is extra-articular transverse fracture through distal radius along with volar angulation of distal fracture fragment.

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Case Information

rID: 47778
Case created: 2nd Sep 2016
Last edited: 2nd Sep 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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