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Harry Hoyen, Simon Lambert, Joideep Phadnis

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Simon Lambert

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13A2.1   Extraarticular, simple spiral fracture


This fracture type is classified by the AO/OTA as 13A2.1.

Extraarticular, simple spiral fracture

Further characteristics

The radial and ulnar nerves are vulnerable to traction injury or entrapment.

These fractures are unstable.


AP and lateral x-ray showing an extraarticular, simple spiral fracture 

X-ray of extraarticular, simple spiral fracture
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