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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Retrieved from from http: When reading this paper, it seems that Pouteau described a great variety of different kinds of forearm fractures.

Younger and more collex individuals are likely to have a cast. A splint is more commonly used in older people and those who are not very active, and when the pain is minimal.

Repeat Xrays are recommended at one, two, and six weeks to verify proper healing. The cast usually stays on for about 6 weeksand a doctor will monitor the healing process at regular intervals. Article last reviewed by Fri 14 July frachure I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby publish it under the following license:. In order to render special homage to this visionary surgeon, the author propose to attribute to the nosologic entity “fore-arm bone fractures” the qualificative of “Pouteau’s fractures”, or to associate to every fracture of the fore-arm described by any other author the name of the Lyons surgeon!


The term Colles fracture is classically used to describe a fracture at the distal end of the radius, at its dolles junction. Please let us know!

Most fractures are therefore dorsally angulated and impacted. For example, high-intensity breaks caused by trauma are more common in 18 to 25 year-olds than older adults. Proximal Supracondylar Holstein—Lewis fracture.

[What wrist fracture did Pouteau actually describe?].

Retrieved from ” https: Sylvain Letuffe, July. The Boston Medical and Surgical Journal. One of the more ds is the Frykman classification systemalthough it fails to distinguish between Smith and Colles fractures as it is based on AP radiographs The Colles fracture is named after Abraham Colles —an Irish surgeonfrom Kilkenny who first described it in by simply looking at the classical deformity before the advent of X-rays.

A number of classification systems exist for distal forearm fractures.

Colles’ fracture

MNT is the registered trade mark of Healthline Media. Most people who have a Colles fracture will recover fully. Case 8 Case 8. Case 7 Case volles. Emergency medicineorthopedics. This file is made available under the Creative Commons CC0 1.


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However, the term now tends to be used loosely to describe any fracture of the distal radius, with or without involvement of the ulnathat has dorsal displacement of the fracture fragments. Hand and wrist injuries and conditions. Loading Stack – 0 images remaining. It usually occurs about three to five centimetres proximal to the radio-carpal joint with posterior and lateral displacement of the distal fragment resulting in the characteristic “dinner fork” or “bayonet” like deformity.

Retrieved from ” https: Treatment modalities differ in the elderly. Lisfranc Jones March Calcaneal. These types of breaks are also common in older women who have osteoporosis.