Bilateral Smith fracture of the radius caused by airbag deployment

J Trauma. 1996 Apr;40(4):663-4. doi: 10.1097/00005373-199604000-00029.


A passenger-side occupant of a car involved in a collision suffered bilateral Smith's fracture after extending both arms for protection and being hit by the deploying airbag.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Air Bags / adverse effects*
  • Female
  • Fractures, Closed / diagnostic imaging
  • Fractures, Closed / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Radiography
  • Radius Fractures / diagnostic imaging
  • Radius Fractures / etiology*