Distal ulnar fractures

Distal ulnar fractures are common, and usually occur with a concurrent distal radius fracture.

Pathology

Isolated fractures occurs as a result of direct force to the ulna. Fractures associated with radius fractures usually occur as the result of a fall on an outstretched arm.

Distal ulnar fractures are divided into two groups:

  •  isolated:
  • associated with distal radius fractures: Frykman classification of distal radial fractures
  • See also