Volar buckle fracture distal radius

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones

Presentation

Fall onto out-stretched hand. Immediate pain, but improved after analgesia. Has started hurting again. Unable to write. Distally intact.

Patient Data

Age: 10 years
Gender: Male

Buckle fracture with abnormal contour of the distal radius. This buckle fracture displays mild volar (or palmar) angulation.

Case Discussion

Most distal radial fractures in children are buckle fractures of the distal radius with minor dorsal angulation. While uncommon, we do see a fair number of buckle fractures where there is volar angulation.

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