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Extraarticular fracture of the radius with dorsal displacement or tilt

Simple extraarticular fractures with impaction and dorsal tilt are often referred to as Pouteau or Colles fractures. They are usually stable in their displaced position, which may or may not be acceptable.

These are classified by AO/OTA as 2R3A2.2.

There may be an associated ulnar injury. This is usually a fracture of the ulnar styloid process, but other ulnar fractures are possible.

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X-rays taken from Orozco R et al, (1998) Atlas of Internal Fixation. Used with kind permission.

Extraarticular fracture of the radius with dorsal displacement or tilt (Colles) X-rays