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Test Findings

Smith Fracture

August 24th, 2017


  • Look For

  • Extra-articular fracture of the distal radius with compression and volar angulation (essentially a reverse Colles fracture).
  • Mechanism

  • Fall onto a flexed wrist.
Colle's and Smith fractures are similar to Barton's fracture, differentiated by that the former are extra-articular and the latter is intra-articular.
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