Injuries to radius
Fracture of head of radius
Fracture of neck of radius
Fracture of shaft of radius
Smith 's fracture
Fracture of distal end of radius in children
Injuries to radius may occur as a result of fall on outstretched hand
Common in young adults
May occur with fracture of shaft of ulna.
Alignment must be complete for adult fracture, but in the child, this is not very important
Immobilization at 90o flexion of
Full circumference plaster covering
and wrist joints only.
of midshaft of radius, if the closed method fails.
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Creator: Oluwole Ogunranti