Transverse distal radial fracture

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones


Fall in play park with pain, tenderness and deformity at the right wrist.

Patient Data

Age: 11
Gender: Female

Transverse fracture of the distal radius with volar angulation and an accompanying ulnar buckle fracture. 

Case Discussion

The radial fracture extends all the way to the dorsal surface and is therefore transverse (and complete) rather than a simple buckle fracture.

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Case information

rID: 45316
Case created: 21st May 2016
Last edited: 21st May 2016
System: Paediatrics
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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