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Colles Fracture - Causes and Symptoms

Last Updated on Aug 01, 2014
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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.

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This fracture occurs at an inch or two proximal to the radio-carpal joint and results in the typical ‘dinner fork’ resembling deformity.

Symptoms

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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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

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