Barton's fracture

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Intra-articular fracture of the distal radius with dislocation of the radiocarpal joint.

Description

Intra-articular fracture of the distal radius with dislocation of the radiocarpal joint. In the original description, Barton delineated only the posterior marginal fracture. Sometimes classified as unstable Smith's fracture (Robert William Smith).

Bibliography

  • J. R. Barton:
    Views and treatment of an important injury of the wrist.
    Medical Examiner, Philadelphia, 1838, 1: 365-368.

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