Difference between revisions of "Smith's fracture"

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==Management==
 
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*Similar to [[Colles' fracture]]
 
*Similar to [[Colles' fracture]]
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*German C. Hand and wrist emergencies. In: Bond M, ed. Orthopedic Emergencies: Expert Management for the Emergency Physician. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; October 31, 2013. 
 
*German C. Hand and wrist emergencies. In: Bond M, ed. Orthopedic Emergencies: Expert Management for the Emergency Physician. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; October 31, 2013. 
  
  
 
[[Category:Orthopedics]]
 
[[Category:Orthopedics]]

Revision as of 14:04, 10 October 2016

Background

  • Volar angulated fracture ("reverse Colles fracture" or "garden-spade deformity")
  • Occurs due to fall onto the dorsum of the hand with wrist in flexion, or direct blow to dorsum of hand/wrist

Imaging

Differential Diagnosis

Distal radius fractures

Distal radius fracture eponyms

Eponyms Description
Barton's Fracture-dislocation of radiocarpal joint (with intra-articular fracture involving the volar or dorsal lip)
Chauffer's Fracture of radial styloid
Colles' Dorsally displaced, extra-articular fracture
Die-punch Depressed fracture of the lunate fossa (articular surface)
Smith's Volar displaced, extra-articular fracture

Management

See Also

References

  • German C. Hand and wrist emergencies. In: Bond M, ed. Orthopedic Emergencies: Expert Management for the Emergency Physician. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; October 31, 2013.