Colles' fracture

What is Colles' fracture?

Colles' fractures are often seen in people suffering from osteoporosis. It is a fracture of the distal end of the radius at cortico-cancellous junction. It can be caused by falling with wrists flexed and can also be due to overuse of it.

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communated fracture in distal end of 5th metacarpal bone of right hand Hi, I have got a communated fracture in distal end of 5th metacarpal bone of...

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A comminuted fracture of distal end of 5th metacarpal needs a careful asessment by the orthopedician regarding the...

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I broke the upper part of my left arm in two places ten years ago. on 6/23/11 my sister passed away. I have had a dull ache, which is worst at...

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Hello Mr.Holland
Welcome to HealthcareMagic.The pain you mentioned could be due to tendonitis or synovitis,carpal tunnel sundrome( compression of...

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My Sister has a L Proximal, Comminuted Radius Fracture. (This was from a backward fall from her truck. (She is an Over the Road Truck Driver). She...

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My husband has a colles fracture from January- he has been doing physio since April when The caste was removed. He has tingling in his finger tips...

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I have a transverse fracture at the distal 5th metacarpal. The distal fracture fragment is displaced towards the palmar aspect with palmar...

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I fractured my wrist 10 weeks ago. I had a plaster cast on for the first six weeks. My hand and wrist are still swollen. My hand therapist has...

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Hi Doctor My fathers has suffered colles fracture in his left wrist in the bathroom when he went to take a bath a few days back. In the morning of...

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