Causes and Symptoms
Colle’s fracture mostly occurs as a result of vehicle accidents or when people fall backward onto a hardened surface with outstretched hands.
This fracture occurs at an inch or two proximal to the radio-carpal joint and results in the typical ‘dinner fork’ resembling deformity.
Symptoms of a Colle’s fracture include:
- Pain – more if wrist is flexed
- Tenderness when the bone is palpated
- Swelling/bruising over the wrist joint area
- Deformity of the wrist – which looks crooked like a dinner fork.
- Numbness in the hand
- Pale fingers
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