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1Preliminary remarks

Fracture assessment

These are simple fractures of the radial styloid without comminution. They may be caused by shearing forces.

Access to the radial column may be gained through a dorsal approach using a retinacular incision between the first and second compartment (see dorsal approach for details).

A thorough knowledge of the anatomy around the wrist is essential. Read more about the anatomy of the distal forearm.