High degree of comminution of the distal radius and a displaced fracture of the ulnar styloid
A fracture involving the articular surface with dorsal displacement of the wrist bones can be referred to as a Barton's fracture
Some may call this a type of Colle's fracture
Note: This image demonstrates why eponyms are best avoided unless the meaning is clear - a full description is usually best
The radius and ulna form an anatomical unit, joined throughout their length by an interosseous ligament and stabilised at the elbow and wrist, thus forming a ring. If there is a fracture of the shaft of one of these bones with visible shortening, there will likely be dislocation at the wrist or elbow of the other.
If the ulnar shaft fractures with shortening, then the radius will dislocate at its point of weakness at the elbow (Monteggia fracture-dislocation). If the radius fractures with shortening, then the ulna will dislocate at its point of weakness at the distal radioulnar joint (Galeazzi fracture-dislocation).
Loss of alignment of the radiocapitellar line due to dislocation of the radial head
Note: The radiocapitellar line should pass through the middle of the capitulum (C)
Forearm fractures of childhood
Children's bones are more compliant and therefore often buckle rather than completely break as in adults. If there is a visible fracture in the cortex on one side with buckling on the other this is termed a 'greenstick' fracture. Buckling without a visible fracture line is termed a 'torus' injury.