Colles’ Fracture: Episode 72

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Colles’ Fracture: Episode 72

  • In this episode: A Colles’ Fracture is a type of wrist fracture and is the most common fracture among young people and the elderly.

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Brief overview of the episode:

            The Colles’s fracture is a type of wrist fracture. It of the distal radius, the bone the forearm bone on the thumb side. With this type, the radius is displaced in a posterior (dorsal) direction. The Colles’ fracture is actually the most common fracture among your people and the elderly.
In most cases this injury occurs as a result of a FOOSH. Fall on out stretched hand. Outside of the mechanism of injury (the FOOSH), a visual “dinner fork” deformity is the most common sign. With a dinner fork deformity the transition from forearm > wrist > hand will look more like that of a fork than it’s more common straight line. Typically a cast for 4-8 weeks or surgery to place a plate and screws is required to heal the fracture. Physical therapy can begin as soon as 1 week, if surgery is done. But usually it is after the cast comes off so closer to 4-8 weeks.

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Shoulder Labrum: Episode 47
Wrist Pain: Episode 41
Fall prevention & Balance: Episode 19
   

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