Distal Radius Fractures

(Wrist fractures; Colles’ fractures; Smith fractures)

Distal radius fractures are usually caused by a fall on an outstretched hand.

Most of distal radius fractures are dorsally displaced or angled (sometimes called Colles’ fractures); they are common, especially in older people. Often the styloid process of the ulna is also broken. Less frequently, occur volar shift (called Smith-break) because the wrist is flexed during the injury.

Distal radius fractures are usually caused by a fall on an outstretched hand. Most of distal radius fractures are dorsally displaced or angled (sometimes called Colles’ fractures); they are common, especially in older people. Often the styloid process of the ulna is also broken. Less frequently, occur volar shift (called Smith-break) because the wrist is flexed during the injury. Symptoms and signs A wrist fracture (Colles or Smith) can cause deformity or swelling that can damage the median nerve; when the nerve is injured, the tip of the index finger is numb and the “pinch” from the thumb to the little finger is weak. Other complications (eg. B. stiffness, permanent deformity, pain, osteoarthritis, complex regional pain syndromes) may be performed, particularly when the fracture to a displacement or bending of the wrist expands or caused this. to examine diagnostic anteroposterior and lateral radiographs As the wrist is The investigation was shown by Paul Liebert, MD, Tomah Memorial Hospital. var model = {videoId: ‘4611398768001’, playerId ‘H1xmEWTatg_default’, imageUrl ‘http://f1.media.brightcove.com/8/3850378299001/3850378299001_4611411620001_vs-564635d1e4b071da27755b89-782203294001.jpg?pubId=3850378299001&videoId=4611398768001’ title: ‘As the wrist is to investigate’ description: ”, credits: ‘the investigation was shown by Paul Liebert, MD, Tomah Memorial Hospital’, hideCredits. true hideTitle: false, hideDescription: true loadImageUrlWithAjax: true }; var panel = $ (MManual.utils.getCurrentScript ()) Closest ( ‘video element panel..’); ko.applyBindings (model, panel.get (0)); Clinical manifestations can include posterior angulation or movement of the distal radius ( “silver fork or dinner fork deformity”), in addition to pain, swelling and tenderness. Subtle Distal radius fracture DR P. MARAZZI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY var model = {thumbnailUrl: ‘/-/media/manual/professional/images/m3301081_subtle_distal_radius_fracture_x-ray_arrow_science_photo_library_high_de.jpg?la=de&thn=0&mw=350’ imageUrl: ‘/ – / ? media / manual / professional / images / m3301081_subtle_distal_radius_fracture_x-ray_arrow_science_photo_library_high_de.jpg lang = en & thn = 0 ‘, title:’ Subtle Distal radius fracture ‘, description:’ u003Ca id = “v37898298 ” class = “”anchor “” u003e u003c / a u003e u003cdiv class = “”para “” u003e u003cp u003eEin X-ray evidence of fracture comprises a break in the continuity of the cortex of the radial side of the distal radius (arrow) and an increase in trabecular density of the distal radius . u003c / p u003e u003c / div u003e ‘credits’ DR P. MARAZZI / SCIENCE PHO TO LIBRARY ‘hideCredits: false

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