Triqueteral and wrist fractures

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle

Presentation

Fall on out stretched hand. Painful wrist.

Patient Data

Age: 71
Gender: Female
X-ray

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

Fractures of the radial and ulnar styloids.

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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