Triplane fracture of the distal radius

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Christopher Pearce *
Raymond Chung
(*) Corresponding Author:
Christopher Pearce | chris.pearce@doctors.net.uk

Abstract

We report the case of a 14-year-old boy who sustained a displaced triplane fracture of the distal radius. This was treated with closed reduction and application of a cast with good clinical and radiological results. We discuss (for the first time) the reasons for the rarity of this fracture at the distal radius compared to the distal tibia.

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Christopher Pearce, Jurong Healthcare (Alexandra Hospital), Singapore

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Raymond Chung, St. Georges Hospital, Tooting, London

Radiology Registrar