Retrospective Study
Copyright ©The Author(s) 2017.
World J Radiol. Sep 28, 2017; 9(9): 359-364
Published online Sep 28, 2017. doi: 10.4329/wjr.v9.i9.359
Figure 1
Figure 1 Anatomical sketch of conventional radiograph on lateral view of wrist.
Figure 2
Figure 2 Measurement of the pronator quadratus complex on a lateral conventional radiograph.
Figure 3
Figure 3 Measurement of the pronator quadratus complex on a sagittal reconstructed computed tomography.
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Figure 4 No fracture on lateral radiographs (A), but positive fad pad sign and confirmed fracture on computed tomography study (B). A 48-year-old lady, who had a distal forearm trauma. On lateral radiographs no fracture can be detected, but detailed analysis of the CR shows a thickened pronator quadratus complex measuring 8.5 mm (positive fad pad sign without verification of a wrist fracture on CR) (A). Computed tomography however reveals a fissurale epiphysial fracture (B).
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Figure 5 Non-thickened pronator quadratus complex (7 mm) in spite of an obvious fracture in a 27-year-old patient following distal forearm trauma.