Colles fracture patient information sheet


At OrthoInfo our goal is to help you get the information you need to make informed decisions about your health care. Our articles and other resources provide in-depth information about symptoms, causes, and treatment options for musculoskeletal problems -- and all of our resources are developed and reviewed by the experts at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Patient information Hand fracture This sheet answers common questions about a hand fracture. If you would like further information, or have any particular worries, please do not hesitate to ask your nurse or doctor. In all cases, a doctor will explain the operation to you and answer any questions you may have. Written information Evidence . A true Colles’ fracture as defined by Abraham Colles' is a fracture of the distal radius within 2.5 cm of the wrist joint with the distal fragment dorsally displaced. However this term can also be applied to similar fractures that are outside this original definition (Summers, 2005). Written information Evidence . A true Colles’ fracture as defined by Abraham Colles' is a fracture of the distal radius within 2.5 cm of the wrist joint with the distal fragment dorsally displaced. However this term can also be applied to similar fractures that are outside this original definition (Summers, 2005). The relationship between Colles fractures and osteoporosis is strong enough that when an older male patient presents with a Colles fracture, he should be investigated for osteoporosis because his risk of a hip fracture is also elevated 1. The treatment of Colles' fracture. Immobilisation with the wrist dorsiflexed. ... Unilateral Colles' fractures in 187 patients over the age of 55 years were studied in a randomised prospective ...