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Colles Fracture

Colles Fracture

  • A distal radius fracture with volar apex angulation and dorsal displacement of the fracture fragment.
  • Occurs when one falls on an outstretched hand with the wrist extended and forearm pronated.
  • 50% are associated with an ulnar styloid fracture.
  • The most common group with this fracture are elderly women.

Look for the fracture in the following 2 radiographs. Can you find it?
Click on the image for the answer.
  


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