Pearls and pitfalls: Fractures of the distal radius

By Edward H. Holliger IV, MD

Dealing successfully with difficult fractures

Radius fractures are among the most common and most commonly treated fractures. Although Abraham Colles stated that after a radius fracture, full freedom of movement and function are restored—and that statement may be true for fractures in the very young or very old—fractures in the younger adult population can certainly be problematic.

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