fracture (radial styloid)

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This injury is the result of a forced radial deviation of the wrist. There is often a history of a fall onto an outstretched arm.

There is a transverse fracture which extends across the base of the styloid process. Often the fragment is undisplaced.

If the fragment is displaced then it should be reduced and held with Kirschner wires.

Last reviewed 01/2018