A Simple Colles Fracture

Falls are well researched and well documented. We know alot of information about the “why” people fall and the consequences of a fall. 1 in 3 people over the age of 65 experience a fall in a 12 month period (Lord et al 2009). 50% of falls in community dwelling elderly occur in the home…

Fracture, Break or Crack

So I didn’t fracture it then? Rewind possibly 1 minute and you will find I just informed someone that the had “broken a bone in their wrist”. ¬†Or it could have been I used the word “fracture” and the patient is relived that it isn’t a “break”. ¬†Either way it’s still broken and the number…