Season 5 Case 2

History: fall, pain, deformity

Season 5 Case 2

Case 2

History: fall, pain, deformity  


Answer:

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Answer: Distal radial fracture with palmar angulation = Smith’s fracture (aka reverse Colles’ fracture)

Remember the Smith’s are less common than the Colles’ but are more commonly comminuted and intraarticular

quick reference (comparison): http://www.radiologyassistant.nl/en/p476a23436683b/wrist-fractures.html#i477a598817385

a bit more info: http://radiopaedia.org/articles/smith-fracture