Diagnosis

Wedge fracture of one bone, with a simple or wedge fracture of the other

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Forearm fractures are often the result of indirect mechanisms, such as a fall onto an outstretched hand, sporting activities, etc. More details about their clinical and radiographic examination see here . When both bones are fractured there is increased instability of each of the fractures.

They may very rarely be associated with an instability of the distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ) or of the radiocapitellar joint.

Options
1.  Ulnar wedge and simple fracture of the radius
2.  Radial wedge and simple fracture of the ulna
3.  Radial and ulnar wedges

1.  Ulnar wedge and simple fracture of the radius

When both bones are fractured, they are classified independently according to the morphology of each fracture.

For example, the injury illustrated is AO/OTA 2R2A3 2U2B2.

2.  Radial wedge and simple fracture of the ulna

When both bones are fractured, they are classified independently according to the morphology of each fracture.

For example, the injury illustrated is AO/OTA 2R2B2 2U2A2.

3.  Radial and ulnar wedges

When both bones are fractured, they are classified independently according to the morphology of each fracture.

For example, the injury illustrated is AO/OTA 2R2B2 2U2B2.