Smith fracture (type I)

Case contributed by Dr MT Niknejad

Presentation

Fall onto a flexed wrist.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

There is an extra-articular transverse fracture of the distal radius with palmar angulation. 

Case Discussion

The images represent Smith fracture (type I), classically an extra-articular transverse fracture and can be thought of as a reverse Colles fracture.

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