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Colles Fracture

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Colles Fracture

What is Colles Fracture?

A Colles fracture is a break in the radius. The lower bone of the forearm above the wrist, in which the wrist and hand are displaced backwards and limits movement  

  • Restricted movement
  • Swelling
  • Severe pain 
  • Usually the result of a fall or injury on that arm
  • The very young and the elderly are particularly susceptible
  • Those suffering from osteoporosis may be more prone to this kind of fracture
  • Elevate wrist and place in a sling
  • Visit a hospital for assessment
  • A brace may be used to aid recovery after medical assessment
  • Avoid lifting heavy objects
  • Avoid putting weight on that arm
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