Medicine an Surgery notes

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FRACTURES OF DISTAL RADIUS-Common injuries following a fall on an outstretched hand-Two age groupsYoung 6-14 yearsOld 60-80 yearsIn these age groups fracture follows low energy trauma.Classification;I Pure bending - Includes all Fernande's Classification;i. Colles' Fracture - Low-energy osteoporotic fracture in postmenopausal womenii. Smith's fracture - cf Colles' but displaced anteriorly rather than posteriorly ('garden spade' deformity)iii. Distal forearm fracture in children the fracture enters the wrist joint.iv. Barton's fracture - fracture-subluxation of the wrist.v. Comminuted intra-articular fractures .mostly in young adults.II ShearingIII ImpactionIV DistractionV Gross disorganizationCOLLES' FRACTUREDefinition- Abraham Colles described this fracture as an impacted fracture of the radius 2-3 cm proximal to the wrist joint.-Modern usage has exte

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