Distal Ulna Fractures

  • Tristan E. McMillan
  • Alan J. JohnstoneEmail author


Isolated fractures of the distal ulna are relatively rare and usually result from a direct force or crush injury. However, ulna fractures do occur more commonly in association with fractures of the distal radius, with up to 65% of fractures of the distal radius having associated distal ulna fractures. In this chapter distal ulna reduction and fixation techniques are discussed.


Distal Ulnar Fracture Distal Ulna Distal Radioulnar Joint (DRUJ) Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex (TFCC) Ulnar Collateral Ligament 
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We would like to thank the Department of Anatomy and the Department of Medical Illustrations at the University of Aberdeen for their assistance and expertise in the preparation of this chapter.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Trauma and OrthopaedicsAberdeen Royal InfirmaryAberdeenUK
  2. 2.Trauma and Orthopedic SurgeryAberdeen Royal InfirmaryAberdeenUK

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