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by Kellicker PG

(Fracture, Distal Radius; Distal Radius Fracture; Transverse Wrist Fracture; Dinner-Fork Deformity of the Wrist)

 

Risk Factors

Factors that can increase your risk of breaking your radius bone include:
 

RESOURCES

American Academy of Family Physicians
http://familydoctor.org

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
http://orthoinfo.aaos.org

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

The Canadian Orthopaedic Association
http://www.coa-aco.org

Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation
http://www.canorth.org

 

References


Distal radius fracture. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons website. Available at: http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00412. Updated March 2013. Accessed September 10, 2013.


Distal radius fracture. DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/what.php. Updated August 24, 2013. Accessed September 10, 2013.


5/6/2010 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/what.php: Kropman RH, Bemelman M, Segers MJ, Hammacher ER. Treatment of impacted greenstick forearm fractures in children using bandage or cast therapy: a prospective randomized trial. J Trauma. 2010;68(2):425-428.

 

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