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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
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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