A distal radius fracture, also known as wrist fracture, is a break of the part of the radius bone which is close to the wrist. Symptoms include pain, bruising, and. La fractura de Colles se caracteriza por una posición hacia atrás y hacia afuera de la mano en relación a la muñeca. Fractura de Colles. Learn more about Fractura de Colles at Virginia Complete Care for Women DefiniciónCausasFactores de riesgoSíntomasDiagnósticoTratamientoPrevenció.. .

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A—extra-articular, B—partial articular, and C—complete articular which can further subdivided into nine main groups and 27 subgroups depending on the degree of communication and direction of displacement. It is measured clinically. A large proportion of these fractures occur in elderly people who may have less requirement for strenuous use of their wrists. Trimalleolar fracture Bimalleolar fracture Pott’s fracture.

Structures at risk include the triangular fibrocartilage complex and the scapholunate ligament. Inpercutaneous pinning was first used. If the fracture is displaced, then manipulative reduction or surgical stabilisation is required.

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From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. Occasionally, fractures may not be seen on X-rays immediately after the injury. Various kinds of information can be obtained from X-rays of frractura wrist: Rib fracture Sternal fracture. Posteroanterior, lateral, and oblique views can be used together to describe the fracture.

If the reduction is maintained, then the cast should continue for 4 to 6 weeks. People who fall on the outstretched hand are usually fitter and have better reflexes when compared to those with elbow or cooles fractures. The differential diagnosis includes scaphoid fractures and wrist dislocations, which can collles co-exist with a distal radius fracture.


Some residual deformity is common, but this often remodels as the child grows. After that, Robert William Smith, professor of surgery in Dublin, Ireland, first described the characteristics of volar displacement of distal radius fractures. Examples of scoring system based on clinical assessment are: Average age of occurrence is between 57 and 66 years. Proximal Supracondylar Holstein—Lewis fracture.

Another author, Pouteau, suggested the common mechanism of injury which leads to this type of fractures – injury to the wrist when a person falls on an outstretched hand with dorsal displacement of the wrist.

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Manipulative reduction and immobilization were thought to be appropriate for metaphyseal unstable fractures. In these studies, no significant differences in pain scores, grip strength, and range of motion in patients’ wrists occurred when comparing conservative nonsurgical approaches with surgical management.

Closed reduction col,es a fractyra radius fracture involves first anesthetizing the affected area with a hematoma blockintravenous regional anesthesia Bier’s blocksedation or a general anesthesia. X-ray of the affected wrist is required if a fracture is suspected.

Basilar skull fracture Blowout fracture Mandibular fracture Nasal fracture Le Fort fracture of skull Zygomaticomaxillary complex fracture Zygoma fracture. An arthroscope can be used at the time of fixation to evaluate for soft-tissue injury.

However, he also suggested that volar displacement of the wrist was due to the ulnar fracture. The alignment of the DRUJ is also important, as this can be a collez of a pain and loss of rotation after final healing and maximum recovery. These options include percutaneous pinning, external fixation, and ORIF using plating.


Shorter immobilization is associated with better recovery when compared to prolonged immobilization.

Correction should be undertaken if the wrist radiology falls outside the acceptable limits: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Colled characteristics of distal radius fractures are influenced by the position of the hand at the time of impact, the type of surface at point of contact, the speed of the impact, and the strength of the bone. Distal radius fractures are common. In younger people, these fractures typically occur during sports or a motor vehicle collision.

Langenbeck’s Archives of Surgery. If the file has been modified from its original state, some details such as the timestamp may not fully reflect collds of the original file. An X-ray image of a fractured radius showing the characteristic Colle’s fracture with displacement cooles angulation of the distal end of the radius.

A CT scan is often performed to further investigate the articular anatomy of the fracture, especially for fracture and displacement within the distal radio-ulnar joint. Retrieved from ” https: For those with low demand, cast and splint can be applied for two weeks.

Lisfranc Jones March Calcaneal. Anaesthesiaaseptic techniqueimmbolization, and external fixation all have contributed to the management of fixation of distal radius fracture. Subsequent follow ups at two to three weeks are therefore also important.