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Perspectives on orthopaedics

A Colles’ fracture in an elderly woman

Ash Chehata, Guy Marquis, John A Mills

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Abstract

A 68-year-old woman presents with a painful wrist after a fall at home.

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Case presentation

A 68-year-old woman who lived alone presented to the emergency medicine department with a painful and swollen right wrist after falling onto her outstretched hand in the kitchen. The pain was severe, and swelling had occurred rapidly. She called an ambulance after seeing an obvious deformity.

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