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Ortho X-Ray

Deformity of Fracture

February 15th, 2021


Look For displacement, shortening, angulation or rotation of a fracture fragment. This is reported as the deformity of the distal fragment in relation to the proximal fragment.
  • Types of Fracture Deformity

  • Displacement - dorsal (posterior), volar (anterior) or lateral displacement of the distal fragment with respect to the proximal fragment.
  • Shortening - overlapping of fracture ends
  • Angulation - the angle created between the distal fragment and the proximal fragment due to the fracture.
  • Rotation - of the bone along its long axis
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