Ulna fracture

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Ulna fracture
Other namesNightstick fracture[1]

An ulna fracture is a break of the ulna bone in the forearm. They are often associated with radius fractures.[2] When the middle portion of the ulna is broken without other associated fractures, it may be called a nightstick fracture.[1]

A nightstick fracture is classically caused by being hit on the inside of the forearm.[1]

Treatment of nightstick fractures may be with splinting and early movement.[1]



  1. ^ a b c d e Cai, X.-Z.; Yan, S.-G.; Giddins, G. (n.d.). "A systematic review of the non-operative treatment of nightstick fractures of the ulna". The Bone & Joint Journal. 95-B (7): 952–959. doi:10.1302/0301-620X.95B7.31669. ISSN 2049-4408. PMID 23814249.
  2. ^ a b Richards, Todd A.; Deal, D. Nicole (2014). "Distal ulna fractures". The Journal of Hand Surgery. 39 (2): 385–391. doi:10.1016/j.jhsa.2013.08.103. ISSN 1531-6564. PMID 24411292.