Colles' fracture - AP

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Colles' fracture - AP

  • A common injury in elderly people with low bone density
  • Classically the injury comprises a transverse fracture of the distal radius with dorsal displacement and shortening of the wrist
  • The fracture is often accompanied by a fracture of the ulnar styloid

Colles' fracture - Lateral

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Colles' fracture - Lateral

  • The lateral image demonstrates shortening and dorsal displacement of the distal radius fracture fragment