What would a colles fracture look like?

It depends. A colles fracture is a type of wrist fracture and the usual signs of a fracture are pain, swelling, and possibles deformity. Fractures are diagnosed with a combination of history taking, physical examination and x-rays.
Distal radius Fx. A colles fracture is a specific type of distal radius fracture. Your treating orthopaedic surgeon will discuss treatment options that include operative and nonoperative treatment.