What is smiths fracture?

A "Reverse" wrist Fx. The typical wrist fracture is caused by falling on your palm. This is called a colles' fracture. The fractured bone is pushed "up". When you fall on the back of your hand, that causes a smith's fracture. The fractured bone is pushed "down", or towards your palm side of your wrist. Both heal in about the same amount of time are treated with splints, casts, and surgery.