Radius fracture - Intra-articular - AP

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Radius fracture - Intra-articular - AP

  • A fracture line passes to the articular surface of the radius
  • Note the radial styloid fracture

Radius fracture - Intra-articular - Lateral

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Radius fracture - Intra-articular - Lateral

  • The lateral view shows the fracture with palmar (volar) displacement
  • Some would loosely call this a 'Colles' fracture. Others may call this a 'Smith's fracture' or a 'volar Barton's fracture'
  • Use of eponyms can cause confusion; an accurate description is more informative and avoids misinterpretation