Fracture of the distal radius: epidemiology and premanagement radiographic characterization.

@article{Porrino2014FractureOT,
  title={Fracture of the distal radius: epidemiology and premanagement radiographic characterization.},
  author={Jack Anthony Porrino and Ezekiel Maloney and Kurt Scherer and Hyojeong Mulcahy and Alice Ha and Christopher Allan},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  year={2014},
  volume={203 3},
  pages={551-9}
}
OBJECTIVE Fractures of the distal radius are common and frequently encountered by the radiologist. We review the epidemiology, classification, as well as the concept of instability. Salient qualitative and quantitative features of the distal radius fracture identifiable on the routine radiography series are highlighted. We conclude with a synopsis of descriptors that are of greatest utility to the clinician for treatment planning and that should be addressed in the radiology report… CONTINUE READING

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