A Colles' fracture in a young person

A case presentation—Its complications and their management
  • G. J. Benke
  • Brian T. O'Connor
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This case illustrates the serious disability which may occur in a young person following a Colles' fracture. In this case, over correction occurred and it was necessary to carry out a corrective osteotomy of the distal radius. The operation is described and attention is drawn to a further complication of this procedure as it emphasizes the care required when placing srews through the distal end of the radius.


Public Health Distal Radius Young Person Corrective Osteotomy 
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Es wird ein Krankheitsfall dargestellt, der die schwere Behinderung zeigt, die einem jungen Menschen nach einer distalen Radiusfraktur (Cones-Fraktur) widerfahren kann. Bei diesem Fall war es zu einer Überkorrektur gekommen, die eine Korrekturosteotomie am distalen Radiusende erforderlich machte. Die Operationstechnik wird beschrieben und es wird insbesondere auf eine weitere Komplikation hingewiesen, die zeigt, mit welcher Sorgfalt Schrauben im distalen Radiusende eingesetzt werden müssen.


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© J. F. Bergmann Verlag 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. J. Benke
    • 1
  • Brian T. O'Connor
    • 1
  1. 1.The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic HospitalOswestryEngland

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