Smith’s fracture

Fall onto the dorsum of the hand or due to a direct blow.
Patient presents with a swollen tender wrist with associated deformity.
Often described as a reverse Colles’ fracture.
AP and lateral views recommended as may appear similar to Colles’ fracture if an AP view alone is examined.
Transverse fracture through the distal radial metaphysis with associated
volar angulation and volar shift.
Look for median nerve symptoms.

Smith’s fracture

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