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What is a left colles' fracture; displacement of left radius fracture present? If my wrist is broke, why does my elbow look broken too?

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Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Have it checked

At times one can have fractures of your wrist as well as your elbow.
So if you are concerned make sure to tell you orthopaedic surgeon. X-ray of your elbow will then be needed to rule out any fractures/dislocations there. Colles fracture is a type of distal radius (wrist fracture) -- the name is based on the direction of the distal fracture fragment displacement.

In brief: Have it checked

At times one can have fractures of your wrist as well as your elbow.
So if you are concerned make sure to tell you orthopaedic surgeon. X-ray of your elbow will then be needed to rule out any fractures/dislocations there. Colles fracture is a type of distal radius (wrist fracture) -- the name is based on the direction of the distal fracture fragment displacement.
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