How are Barton fractures diagnosed?
When you see your healthcare provider, they’ll want you to list your symptoms, describe how bad they are and explain how you hurt your wrist. Your provider will order an X-ray to make sure that you have a broken bone and to figure out the type of break. The X-ray will also show them:
- If other bones are broken.
- The amount of space between the broken pieces.
- The roughness or smoothness of the broken bone.
You might need a CT scan or MRI. These tests check for problems with your tendons, muscles and ligaments.