Radial styloid fractures

Lee M. Reichel, Bryce R. Bell, Stuart M. Michnick, Charles A. Reitman

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Radial styloid fractures can occur in isolation or in association with other injuries, including complex intra-articular distal radius fractures, carpal fractures, carpal dislocations, and radiocarpal dislocations. The anatomy surrounding the radial styloid is complex, and complications related to surgical approach, treatments, and symptomatic hardware can occur. Operative treatments vary according to the injury pattern present, and pattern recognition is the key to optimizing treatment of these injuries. Outcomes are related to the precision of the reconstruction as well as the magnitude of the injury; better results are associated with lower-energy patterns.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1726-1741
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Hand Surgery
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1 2012


  • Radial styloid fracture
  • carpal dislocation
  • perilunate instability
  • radiocarpal dislocation
  • scaphoid fracture


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