Barton’s Fracture

In this article, we will discuss the Barton’s Fracture. So, let’s get started.

Barton’s Fracture

It is an intra-articular fracture of the distal radius. Here, the fracture extends from the articular surface of the radius to either its anterior or posterior cortices. The small distal fragment gets displaced and carries with it, the carpals. Depending upon the displacement, there is volar Barton’s Fracture (anterior type) and a dorsal Barton’s Fracture (posterior type). Treatment is closed reduction and a plaster cast. Open reduction and internal fixation with plate is required in those cases where closed reduction fails. It may be considered as a primary choice of treatment in young adults with significantly displaced fractures.

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