Smith’s Fracture Copy

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·  Occurrence less common than the Colles fracture.

·  Mechanism of injury due to fall with resultant hyperflexion injury to wrist.

·  Treatment most often cast immobilization but sometimes requires surgical stabilization.

·  Characterized by fracture distal radius with volar displacement.


Illustration 77 Smith’s Fracture

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for a radiograph of a styloid fracture of the radius