The so-called ” Pouteau-Colles” fracture was never specifically described by Pouteau. This surgeon from Lyons wrote a paper published in his posthumous. Ann Chir Main. ;1(1) Pouteau-Colles fracture: double-closed “basket- like” pinning according to Kapandji. Apropos of a homogeneous series of L’analyse de fractures de Pouteau Colles traitées par méthode de Judet confirme la bénignité de cette technique ainsi que la bonne qualité d’ensemble de.

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Colles fracture: What you need to know

Pouteau presents a hypothetical muscular theory of fracture pattern etiology, but one that is useful in the understanding of the displacemnt of the bone fragments. Log in with your Medical News Today account to create or edit your custom homepage, catch-up on your opinions notifications and set your newsletter preferences.

If the bones are in a good position and there has been no displacement, a plaster cast or a splint is likely to poouteau applied until the bones have healed. British journal of hospital medicine London, England: This surgeon from Lyons wrote a paper published in his posthumous works in If the wrist is not especially painful and there is no deformity, then it fgacture be possible to wait until the next day to see a doctor. Cervical fracture Jefferson fracture Hangman’s fracture Flexion teardrop fracture Clay-shoveler fracture Burst fracture Compression fracture Chance fracture Holdsworth fracture.

Archived from the original on 13 October The Boston Medical and Surgical Journal.

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The posterior displacement is easily visible. There are several established instability criteria: This process is known as open reduction.


Most Colles fractures are secondary to a fall on an outstretched hand FOOSH with a pronated forearm in dorsiflexion the position one adopts when trying to break a forward fall. It is fracturs by the bone pointing upwards, and being around 1 inch from the thumb. The doctor will ask about the individual’s recent history to fe if any of the common causes of Colles fractures have occurred. Treatment may include casting or surgery.

It was first described by the Irish surgeon and anatomist Abraham Colles in and named after him. Views Read Edit View history. Recovery over 1 to 2 years [2]. Most fractures are therefore dorsally angulated and collrs. What you need to know. Recovery time depends on the degree of bone displacement, the number of bone fragments, whether or not the break is “intra-articular” involves the wrist jointas well as the person’s age, gender, and medical history, and may range from two months to a year or more for complete recovery.

Rib fracture Sternal fracture. Please accept our privacy terms We use cookies and similar technologies to improve your browsing experience, personalize content and offers, show targeted ads, analyze traffic, and better understand you. A Colles fracture usually happens when someone falls on to an outstretched arm. D ICD – Proximal Supracondylar Holstein—Lewis fracture.

Colles’ fracture

This page was last edited on 3 Octoberat Ibuprofen and acetaminophen may be recommended to relieve pain and inflammation. Case 7 Case 7. Ccolles fracture Chalkstick fracture Greenstick fracture Open fracture Pathologic fracture Spiral fracture. The plain radiographic series often comprises an AP and a lateral view; however, it is not uncommon for an oblique view to be included.


Pouteau simply concludes with a question concerning the future methods needed to reduce bony collapse and to fill the bone defects.

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Case 6 Case 6. This is when the bone is fractuer back into place without having to make an incision in the skin. Duverney fracture Pipkin fracture.

This content requires JavaScript to be enabled. This page was printed poutau Symptoms of a Colles fracture may include the wrist appearing deformed, and hanging in an unnatural position. Once in the operating room, a surgeon may then perform closed reduction. Case 2 Case 2. Ashish j29, October. When reading this paper, it seems that Pouteau described a great variety of different kinds of forearm fractures. MNT is the registered trade mark of Healthline Media.

Dorsal angulation of the distal fracture fragment is present to a variable degree as opposed to fractjre angulation of a Smith fracture.

Plain films usually suffice, although if there is a concern of intra-articular extension, then CT may be beneficial.

There is some evidence that immobilization with the wrist in dorsiflexion as opposed to palmarflexion results in less redisplacement and better functional status.