myAO Trauma clinical case roundup on die-punch fractures
A die-punch fracture is a depression fracture of the lunate fossa of the distal radius that is caused by a vertical load through the lunate. In some cases, the die-punch fracture is in a state that is difficult to reset, such as when it is not limited to the lunate fossa.

In this month's Trauma Clinical Case Roundup, myAO is featuring the Trauma winning case of the Christmas clinical case competition from Dr. Anirban Chatterjee, MD, a surgeon form India, and member of the Upper Extremity group along with a compilation of knowledge references on the topic.

We invite you to review this interesting clinical case and hope that you will find this knowledge update useful.     
Featured case on die-punch fractures
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Relevant video on distal radial fractures
AO Trauma NA Fireside Series 2021: Distal Radius Fractures
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Recommended publications on die-punch fractures  
The Die Punch Fragment: Analysis of Fragment Geometry and Need for Fixation
J Hand Microsurg, May 12, 2020
Özkan S, Verhiel SHWL, Jayasinghe SA, Mudgal CS Read more

New classification of lunate fossa fractures of the distal radius
J Orthop Surg Res, Oct 21, 2016
Zhang J, Ji XR, Peng Y, Li JT, Zhang LH, Tang PF Read more

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