The colles fractures are a specific type of broken wrist. It occurs when one or both of the forearm bones (the radius and ulna) are broken just above the wrist. A colles fracture is most commonly found after falling on to an outstretched hand.
Signs of a colles’s fracture include pain and swelling just above the wrist and the inability to hold or lift heavy
Depending on the degree of the injury a simple immobilization to the wrist joint with a light weight cast may be sufficient. Recovery typically lasts from 6 to 12 weeks. If the injury is more significant it may require a surgery.
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