Triqueteral and wrist fractures

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle


Fall on out stretched hand. Painful wrist.

Patient Data

Age: 71
Gender: Female
Modality: X-ray

Small angular fragment on the dorsal aspect of the carpal bones.

Fractures of the radial and ulnar styloids.

Modality: Annotated image

The fracture on the dorsal aspect is indicated within the annotated circle.

Case Discussion

Distal radial and ulnar fractures are daily occurs in A & E departments.

Fractures of the carpal bones are less common with scaphoid fractures making up the majority, with triqueral fractures a distance second.

Triqueteral fractures are typically only identified on the lateral film.

Combined wrist and triqueteral fractures are uncommon.

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Case Information

rID: 33338
Case created: 8th Jan 2015
Last edited: 12th Sep 2015
Tag: rdgh
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