Ulnar nightstick fracture

Case contributed by Dr Craig Hacking


Assault with bar.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male

Mildly displaced transverse fracture of the proximal ulnar shaft. Overlying soft tissue swelling. No angulation present. The radius is intact and the PRUJ and DRUJ are normally aligned.

Case Discussion

Believe it or not, this patient was hit across the forearm with a iron bar as he raised it over his head for self protection.

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Case information

rID: 53706
Published: 1st Jun 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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