Radial styloid process

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Radial styloid process
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Bones of left forearm. Anterior aspect. (Styloid process of radius labeled at bottom right.)
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Human arm bones diagram
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Identifiers
Latin processus styloideus radii
Dorlands
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p_34/12667668
TA A02.4.05.015
FMA 23524
Anatomical terms of bone

The radial styloid process is a projection of bone on the lateral surface of the distal radius bone. It extends obliquely downward into a strong, conical projection. The tendon of the brachioradialis attaches at its base, and the radial collateral ligament of the wrist attaches at its apex. The lateral surface is marked by a flat groove for the tendons of the abductor pollicis longus and extensor pollicis brevis.

Breakage of the radius at the radial styloid is known as a Chauffeur's fracture; it is typically caused by compression of the scaphoid bone of the hand against the styloid.

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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