Bilateral distal radius and ulnar fractures in adolescent weight lifters

Am J Sports Med. Nov-Dec 1982;10(6):375-9. doi: 10.1177/036354658201000612.


Two cases of bilateral radius and ulnar fractures in adolescent weight lifters are described. The fractures healed without complications. However, the authors stress that these injuries can be prevented if coaches, trainers, and sports medicine physicians are aware of their occurrence and undertake necessary preventative measures. Adequate supervision with spotters at the end of each bar, appropriate foot wear, and, above all, the maximum level of concentration are key factors in preventing these injuries.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Athletic Injuries / diagnostic imaging
  • Athletic Injuries / physiopathology*
  • Athletic Injuries / prevention & control
  • Child
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Radiography
  • Radius Fractures / diagnostic imaging
  • Radius Fractures / physiopathology*
  • Radius Fractures / prevention & control
  • Sports*
  • Ulna Fractures / diagnostic imaging
  • Ulna Fractures / physiopathology*
  • Ulna Fractures / prevention & control
  • Weight Lifting*