Radial Styloid Fractures and Associated Carpal Injuries

Fractures of the radial styloid should always be suspected to be part of a progressive perilunate fracture-dislocation injury

Niels Thomsen

2014

Scholarcy highlights

  • Fractures of the radial styloid should always be suspected to be part of a progressive perilunate fracture-dislocation injury
  • Correct diagnosis and choice of treatment remain a challenge as various combinations of intrinsic or radiocarpal ligament injuries are known to occur which may lead to late carpal instability
  • This chapter discusses surgical treatment of radial styloid fractures, concomitant scapholunate ligament tears, and screw fixation of concomitant scaphoid fractures

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