Frykman Classification of Distal Radius Frx
Fracture Distal Ulnar Fracture:
Extra articular I II
involving radiocarpal joint III IV
Intra articular involving distal RU joint
Intra articular involving both radiocarpal & VI VIII
distal radioulnar joints
- Frykman classification considers involvement of radiocarpal & RU joint
, in addition to presnce or absence of frx of ulnar styloid
- classification does not include extent or direction of initial displacement, dorsal comminution, or shortening
of the distal fragment;
- hence, it is less useful in evaluating outcome of treatment
Fracture of the distal radius including sequelae--shoulder-hand-finger syndrome, disturbance in the distal radio-ulnar joint and impairment of nerve function. A clinical and experimental study.
Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.
Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Friday, January 4, 2013 11:13 am