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Email Address:Philip Kin-Wai Wong :pwong2@emory.edu

PW contributed in the review of the literature and helped draft the manuscript.

TH conceived of the review and participated in its design and coordination, helped draft the manuscript, and compiled the relevant images.

WS participated in the design and coordination and helped draft the manuscript. SS helped draft the manuscript.

FK conceived of the review and helped draft the manuscript. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.

The authors declare that they have no competing interests. There was no commercial funding for this study.

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The study will not be published elsewhere in any language without the consent of the copyright owners.



  • Eponyms
  • Fractures
  • Upper extremities
  • Radiology

What's in a name? Upper extremity fracture eponyms (Part 1)


Journal Title:

International Journal of Emergency Medicine


Volume 8, Number 1


, Pages 75-75

Type of Work:

Article | Final Publisher PDF


© 2015, Wong et al. Eponymous extremity fractures are commonly encountered in the emergency setting. Correct eponym usage allows rapid, succinct communication of complex injuries. We will review both common and less frequently encountered extremity fracture eponyms, focusing on imaging features to identify and differentiate these injuries. We focus on plain radiographic findings, with supporting computed tomography (CT) images. For each injury, important radiologic descriptors are discussed which may need to be communicated to consultants. Aspects of management and follow-up imaging recommendations are included. This is a two-part review: Part 1 focuses on fracture eponyms of the upper extremity, while Part 2 covers fracture eponyms of the lower extremity.

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© Wong et al. 2015

This is an Open Access work distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).

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