Triplane fracture of the distal radius

  • Christopher Pearce | Jurong Healthcare (Alexandra Hospital), Singapore, Singapore.
  • Raymond Chung St. Georges Hospital, Tooting, London, United Kingdom.


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
Case Reports
triplane, fracture, distal radius, paediatric.
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How to Cite
Pearce, C., & Chung, R. (2011). Triplane fracture of the distal radius. Clinics and Practice, 1(3), e75.