Colles fracture

Case contributed by Ayush Goel


Fall onto an outstretched hand

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Female

Extra-articular fracture of distal radius with dorsal angulation and impaction.

Case Discussion

Colles fractures are very common extra-articular fractures of the distal radius that occur as the result of a fall onto an outstretched hand. They consist of a fracture of the distal radial metaphyseal region with dorsal angulation and impaction, but without involvement of the articular surface. 

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