A colles fracture is a break of the radius, one of the bones in the forearm near the wrist. This is often a result of falling onto an outstretched hand and is the most common type of radial fracture. This is more common in those with osteoporosis due to the decreased bone density and in younger populations is more likely to be due to high impact trauma e.g. contact sports, skiing or horse riding.
Colles FractureWrist and Hand Pain
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