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A 28-year-old female asked:

Fractured colles, non displaced. will my wrist heal normally in a splint? initially deformed and swollen. will deformity subside as swelling goes down?

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Dr. Javier de Magana
Specializes in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery
Hello: The treatment is to reduce the fracture by manipulation from the traumatologist and then a cast is applied to keep it in its anatomical position. The swelling will diminish and the deformity may no longer be visible. Normally it will not remain deformed or just a little callus could be palpable.

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Dallas, TX
A 28-year-old female asked:

I have a fractured colles that is non-displaced. After the initial break, my wrist was swollen and appeared deformed. It has been in a splint for several weeks. I am wondering if the deformity will subside once the swelling goes down. ?

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Dr. Arthur Blain
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Colles deformity: First, best to ask Ortho Surg - I am Primary Care doc. But that being said, I have had and treated multiple such fractures - fracture site often has bump forever - this is good - it is callous/ bone formation making this area stronger - might break again, but not in same fracture site, which is often stronger due to this callous.

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Last updated Oct 10, 2019

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