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Colles fracture CHORUS

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Location: http://chorus.rad.mcw.edu/doc/00913.html

Description: * radial fracture in distal 2 cm
* +/- ulnar styloid fracture
* dorsal displacement of distal fragment
* "silver-fork" deformity
* most common fracture in this region
* mechanism: fall on an outstretched hand
* complication: post-traumatic arthritis

Type: Reference Material
Author/Contact: Yong H. Hahn, MD
Institution: CHORUS
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Language: English

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Added: Thu Jan 31 2002
Last Modified: Thu Jul 23 2009