A distal radius fracture, also known as wrist fracture, is a break of the part of the radius bone .. For torus fractures, a splint may be sufficient and casting may be avoided. The position of the wrist in cast is usually slight flexion and ulnar deviation. Torus fractures, or buckle fractures, are extremely common injuries in children. The word torus is derived from the Latin word ‘Tori’ meaning. English Translation, Synonyms, Definitions and Usage Examples of Spanish Word ‘fractura torus’.

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Chauffeur’s fracture An isolated fracture fracturx the radial styloid process is also called a Hutchinson’s or chauffeur’s fracture. These options include percutaneous pinning, external fixation, and ORIF using plating. Notice the depression of e volar rim. Dorsal-type Barton’s is a fracture-dislocation of the dorsal rim of the radius. A displaced fracture is reduced under regional or general anaesthetic.

Closed reduction is frequently unsuccessful when the fracture has an oblique fdactura or when the fracture is comminutive. PA view should be taken with the wrist and elbow at shoulder height. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

They are usually seen in children, frequently involving the distal radial metaphysis. Duverney fracture Pipkin fracture. A splint or cast is placed in such a way that the risk of re-displacement is minimized.

Variations in immobilization techniques involve the type of cast, position of immobilization, and the length of time required in the cast. Treatment is with casting for six weeks or surgery.

Greenstick fractures usually occur most often during infancy and childhood when bones are soft. With increased bending back, more force is required to produce a fracture. The blue arrow indicates the depressed fragment of the lunate fossa.

CT should be performed if conventional radiographs provide insufficient detail about radiocarpal articular step-off and gap displacement. The wrist and hand. Radiographic finding is a definite cortical bulge usually occurring at the metaphysis, two to four centimeters from the distal growth plate figure 1. These attempt fixation rigid enough to allow almost immediate mobility, in an effort to minimize stiffness e improve ultimate function; no improved final outcome from early mobilization prior to 6 weeks after surgical fixation torhs been shown.


Symptomatic malunion may require additional surgery. Swelling, deformity, tenderness, and loss of wrist motion are normal features on examination of a person with a distal radius fracture. These are partial fractures, since only one part of the bone fdactura broken and the other side is bent.

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However, none of the classification systems demonstrate good liability. They result from trabecular compression from an axial loading force along the long axis of the bone. Ulna and Distal radioulnar joint DRUJ Assessment of a wrist fracture must also include a description of the distal ulna and distal radioulnar joint tours. This sign is often better seen on the lateral film figure 2.

In younger people, these fractures typically occur during sports or a motor vehicle collision. Surgical options have been shown to be successful in patients with unstable extra-articular or minimal articular distal radius fractures. Notice that you can easily overlook such a fracture.

In addition to the dorsal angulation seen on the lateral view, notice the following: Fractrua resonance imaging in orthopeadics and sports medicine.

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Where the fracture is undisplaced and stable, nonoperative treatment involves immobilization. In the 18th century, Petit first suggested that these types of injuries might be due to fractures rather than dislocations. On the lateral radiograph at presentation there is an extreme dorsal tilt. Discussion Longitudinal compression of the bone can cause incomplete fractures in children because e the unique relative plasticity of their bones.

If the fracture is displaced, then manipulative reduction or surgical stabilisation fracrura required. The greenstick fracture pattern occurs fractkra a result of bending forces. Comparison of manual manipulation and finger-trap traction: Raoul Hoffman of Geneva designed orthopaedic clamps which allow adjustments of the external fixator to reduce the fractures by closed reduction.


Treatment options for distal radius fractures include nonoperative management, external fixation, and internal fixation. Restoration of bony alignment is not a guarantee of success, as soft tissue contributes significantly to the healing process. Shorter immobilization is associated with better recovery when compared to prolonged immobilization.

The deformity is frwctura reduced with appropriate closed manipulative depending on the type of deformity reductionafter which a splint or cast is placed and an X-ray is taken to ensure that the reduction was todus. Evidence for greenstick fractures found in the fossil record is studied by paleopathologistsspecialists in ancient disease and injury.

Malreduced distal radius fracture demonstrating the deformity in the wrist. Subsequent follow ups at two to three weeks are therefore also important.

Intraarticular fractures either involve the radiocarpal joint, distal radioulnar joint, or both. Extension into the radiocarpal joint and the distal radioulnar joint Displacement of the articular fragments blue arrow Radial shortening and loss of radial inclination resulting in distal ulna abutting the lunate yellow arrow Fracture of ulnar styloid Ne calling this fracture a Colles’ fracture would be insufficient.

Therefore, periodic reviews are important to prevent malunion of the displaced fractures. Some of these patients tolerate severe deformities and minor frctura of wrist motion very well, even without reduction of the fracture. The subluxation has to be reduced with closed or operative treatment to avoid chronic instability and arthosis.

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