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Harry Hoyen, Simon Lambert, Joideep Phadnis

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Simon Lambert

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Complete articular fracture, simple articular, wedge or multifragmentary metaphyseal

Definition

This fracture type is classified by the AO/OTA as 13C2. The metaphyseal component may be:

  • Intact wedge fracture (13C2.1), with the wedge lateral (f) or medial (h)
  • Fragmentary wedge fracture (13C2.2), with the wedge lateral (f) or medial (h)
  • Multifragmentary fracture (13C2.3), with the metaphyseal component being an intact wedge and/or fragmentary wedge on both columns

All three sides of the triangle of stability are broken.

Complete simple articular and wedge or multifragmentary metaphyseal fracture

X-ray

Lateral x-ray of a complete simple articular, metaphyseal wedge fracture

Lateral x-ray of a complete simple articular, metaphyseal wedge fracture

AP x-ray of a complete simple articular, metaphyseal wedge fracture

AP x-ray of a complete simple articular, metaphyseal wedge fracture
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