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
- 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