Distal radius fracture

What is Distal radius fracture?

The radius is the larger of the two bones of the forearm. The end toward the wrist is called the distal end. A fracture of the distal radius occurs when the area of the radius near the wrist breaks. Distal radius fractures are very common. In fact, the radius is the most commonly broken bone in the arm.Specific types of distal radius fractures are Colles' fracture; Smith's fracture; Barton's fracture; Chauffeur's fracture

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I had surgery for a distal radius fracture on 6/5/15 with internal fixation. I had hoped to fly on 6/22 on a 2-1/2 hr flight. One orthopod(hip and...

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DVT is less liekly if you take stretch breaks.

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After two weeks of surgery the...

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I recently fell and had a distal radius fracture - comminuted. I have been in a cast for a week, and the pain is increasing. The pain is in my...

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Get xray done.

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Pain after casting and after comminuted fractures is very common....

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Hi, I am 38 years Male, 5'11", weight 84 kg. No serious illness normal BP and sugar. I fell on my back, resting on my left hand, from a height of 3...

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Since your hand has become airtight due to swelling, it is a concerning problem. It may indicates some internal bleeding...

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