Diagnosis

Complete articular fracture of the radius, articular multifragmentary, metaphyseal multifragmentary

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Clinical examination

The patient should be evaluated for:

• Age
• Hand dominance
• Occupation
• Level of activity
• Quality of bone
• General medical condition


 

Complete articular fracture of the radius, articular multifragmentary, metaphyseal multifragmentary 

Complete articular fracture of the radius, articular multifragmentary, metaphyseal multifragmentary

Complete articular fracture of the radius, articular multifragmentary, metaphyseal multifragmentary

In these injuries, there is a multifragmentary fracture of the articular surface.

If the metaphyseal fracture is relatively simple, these are classified by AO/OTA as 2R3C3.1.

If the metaphyseal fracture is multifragmentary, these are classified by AO/OTA as 2R3C3.2.

If the fracture extends into the diaphysis, these are classified by AO/OTA as 2R3C3.3.

There may be an associated ulnar injury. This is usually a fracture of the ulnar styloid process, but other ulnar fractures are possible.

Complete articular fracture of the radius, articular multifragmentary, metaphyseal multifragmentary X-rays