Thursday, 6 May 2010

Colle's Fracture

Fracture of the distal radius in the forearm with posterior displacement of the wrist

Clincally reffered to as 'dinner fork deformity' due to the resultant shape of the forearm
Usually caused by falling onto outstretched hands (falling on flexed wrists would cause a Smith's fracture)
Common fracture in people with osteoporosis

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