Transverse distal radial fracture

Case contributed by Dr Hani Makky ALSALAM

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Trauma

X-ray

Transverse fracture of the distal radius, with minimal dorsal angulation.

Case Discussion

There is a complete fracture of the distal radius. This should not be mistaken for a greenstick fracture. On the coned sagittal, you might think that it is an incomplete fracture - the dorsal cortex involvement is subtle (see the zoomed image).

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Case information

rID: 13297
Published: 24th Mar 2011
Last edited: 29th Jul 2020
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