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1Preliminary remarks

Fracture assessment

Partial articular fractures demand accurate reduction since they involve the articular surface.

Fractures involving the radial styloid occur because of compression injuries of the scaphoid facet of the distal radius.

Fractures with a simple articular split of the radial styloid may also involve rotation of the radial styloid and/or compression of the articular surface.

CT scans are advisable for preoperative assessment to be sure that it is a simple fracture.