About Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Colles Fracture - Assessment of the Fracture

Last Updated on Aug 01, 2014
Font : A-A+

Assessment of Fracture

The history of fall and the look of the forearm and the wrist tells the story to an experienced orthopedic surgeon. However, a full assessment is required before advising immobilization. The first thing to test is the sensation in all the fingers of the fractured hand. Sometimes the nerves could be involved in the fracture and the sensation diminished. In such a situation an open surgery maybe necessary to release the nerve.

Advertisement

Next, the pulse at the wrist is checked. The movement of the fingers is also tested.

A wrist and lower forearm x-ray, in two positions, shows the extent of the injury and provides the following information to the doctor –

  • the direction of displacement of the fractured end of the bone,
  • degree of shortening and compression.
  • Also shows if the joint end of the bone is involved in the fracture. All this information helps the doctor to plan the right treatment.

Citations   close

Please use one of the following formats to cite this article in your essay, paper or report:

  • APA

    Dr. Reeja Tharu. (2014, August 01). Colles Fracture - Assessment of the Fracture. Medindia. Retrieved on May 28, 2022 from https://www.medindia.net/patients/patientinfo/colles-fracture-assessment.htm.

  • MLA

    Dr. Reeja Tharu. "Colles Fracture - Assessment of the Fracture". Medindia. May 28, 2022. <https://www.medindia.net/patients/patientinfo/colles-fracture-assessment.htm>.

  • Chicago

    Dr. Reeja Tharu. "Colles Fracture - Assessment of the Fracture". Medindia. https://www.medindia.net/patients/patientinfo/colles-fracture-assessment.htm. (accessed May 28, 2022).

  • Harvard

    Dr. Reeja Tharu. 2021. Colles Fracture - Assessment of the Fracture. Medindia, viewed May 28, 2022, https://www.medindia.net/patients/patientinfo/colles-fracture-assessment.htm.


Do you wish to consult an Orthopedic Doctor for your problem? Ask your question

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Sharma
Dr. Rakesh Kumar Sharma
MBBS, MS, PGDHA
38 years experience
Teleconsult Now View Profile
Dr. Santosh Kadam
Dr. Santosh Kadam
MBBS, DORTHO
7 years experience
Ashirwad Hospital, Vidhya Nagar
Teleconsult Now View Profile
Dr. Deepak Nalla
Dr. Deepak Nalla
MBBS, MS, Fellowship in Joint Replacement, Fellowship in Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine
9 years experience
Teleconsult Now View Profile
Dr. Siddharth Jaiswal
Dr. Siddharth  Jaiswal
MBBS, D ortho
6 years experience
Teleconsult Now View Profile
View All

Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.

Comments

gauravsax

I have the titanium rod placed on my right hand shaft bone.It has been placed for more than 4 years.I am very eager to know weather this thing should be removed immidiately or it should not be removed[no side effects].I have done all the xrays and all were good.Its seems that broken bone is already got fixed and supporting rods are useless.My age is 23 currently. People are advising that there is no need to remove it, perhaps it would invite operation cost etc. I don’t have any complications at work.But still i fell, there is lack of confidence from my side during gym and other excercises. What would you suggest to me. If removing the rod is an only option left and its too urgent then i am ready to undergo for a surgery. Please also let me know,if some wrong could happen if i don’t get it removed, as i am not too old. Please suggest me Thanks for your time

sifat.ot

Need to explain therapeutic treatment.

shyama10

the data is insufficient.the surgical procedures and details of deformity are lacking

Advertisement
Health Topics A - Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z



    Advertisement
    Drugs for Colle’s Fracture
    Aspirin
    What's New on Medindia
    Monkeypox Outbreak: What it is, How Does it Spread & the Prevention
    Seasonal Allergy Medications
    How to Choose the Best Eczema-Friendly Moisturizer for Children?
    View all
    Advertisement

    Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
    Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

    Most Popular on Medindia

    The Essence of Yoga Pregnancy Confirmation Calculator Sanatogen Daily Calorie Requirements Vent Forte (Theophylline) Blood - Sugar Chart A-Z Drug Brands in India Hearing Loss Calculator Iron Intake Calculator Accident and Trauma Care

    Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

    © All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2022

    This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use