Colles Fracture Copy

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·  This is one of the most common fractures you will see.

·  Mechanism of injury is falling on outstretched hand.

·  Most often treatment consists of cast immobilization but will sometimes require surgical stabilization.

·  Characterized by fracture of distal radius with dorsal displacement.


Illustration 76 Colles Fracture

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