This is POCUS Cases 4 – POCUS for Distal Radius Fracture Diagnosis and Reduction.

POCUS Cases is an original EM Cases video series led by Dr. Robert Simard, an Emergency Physician at North York General Hospital and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto. Rob always wished he had x-ray vision…but since he possesses no special powers…using Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) is the next closest thing. He completed a POCUS fellowship at NOSM and teaches POCUS nationally and internationally. He is the creator POCUS Cases, an original EM cases screencast that provides POCUS clinical pearls in an engaging and fun way that will help you provide stellar care to your patients.

In this POCUS Cases 4 – Distal Radius Fractures, Dr. Simard explains the role of POCUS in distal radius fracture diagnosis and reduction, how to troubleshoot finding the echogenic line that represents the shaft of the radius, and the limitations of using POCUS for distal radius fractures.

Keep your eyes open for a new POCUS Cases each month!

POCUS Cases 4 – Distal Radius Fracture Diagnosis and Reduction

Additional EM Cases resources on POCUS in Distal Radius Fractures: Episode 31 LP, Pneumothorax & Ultrasound Guided Fracture Reduction


emcases-update Update 2021: Multi-center RCT of patients 18-75 years old with acceptably reduced intra-articular distal radial fracture. Total of 96 patients randomized to non-operative versus operative treatment; found better functional outcomes at 12 months when treated operatively, therefore recommending surgical treatment for these patients. Abstract