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What are the signs of broken wrist (colles fracture)?

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Dr. Joel McClurg
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Many

Swelling, bruising, pain, deformity.
The only way to know for sure is an x-ray.

In brief: Many

Swelling, bruising, pain, deformity.
The only way to know for sure is an x-ray.
Dr. Joel McClurg
Dr. Joel McClurg
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: Colles fracture

Usually implies a fracture of the distal radius , this can be a misnomer as fracture pattern differs greatly from person to person and colles didn't have x-rays .
So much of the decision is dependent upon the x-ray. Signs include deformity, ecchymoses or bruising, swelling, guarding or exhibiting signs of pain.

In brief: Colles fracture

Usually implies a fracture of the distal radius , this can be a misnomer as fracture pattern differs greatly from person to person and colles didn't have x-rays .
So much of the decision is dependent upon the x-ray. Signs include deformity, ecchymoses or bruising, swelling, guarding or exhibiting signs of pain.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: Abraham Colles

Described a fracture his treatise on surgical anatomy paper on the fracture of the carpal extremity of the radius in 1814 before x-rays .
He used terminogy such as a silver fork deformity to describe the dorsal displacement . Many fractures of the distal radius are called colles fractures but that is a misnomer as radius fractures have myriad patterns but usually...... Swelling deformity pain.

In brief: Abraham Colles

Described a fracture his treatise on surgical anatomy paper on the fracture of the carpal extremity of the radius in 1814 before x-rays .
He used terminogy such as a silver fork deformity to describe the dorsal displacement . Many fractures of the distal radius are called colles fractures but that is a misnomer as radius fractures have myriad patterns but usually...... Swelling deformity pain.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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