Trauma X-ray - Upper limb gallery 2 - Distal radius fracture

Radius fracture - Intra-articular - AP

A fracture line passes to the articular surface of the radius.

Note the radial styloid fracture.

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Radius fracture - Intra-articular - Lateral

The lateral view shows the fracture with palmar (volar) displacement.

Note: 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.

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