|Other names||Nightstick fracture|
An ulna fracture is a break of the ulna bone in the forearm. They are often associated with radius fractures. When the middle portion of the ulna is broken without other associated fractures, it may be called a nightstick fracture.
A nightstick fracture is classically caused by being hit on the inside of the forearm.
Treatment of nightstick fractures may be with splinting and early movement.
- Nightstick fracture is a fracture of the middle portion of the ulna without other fractures.
- Distal ulna fractures typically occur along with distal radius fractures.
- Monteggia fracture - a fracture of the proximal third of the ulna with the dislocation of the head of the radius
- Hume fracture - a fracture of the olecranon with an associated anterior dislocation of the radial head
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