dinner fork appearance

A descriptive term for the deformity seen in extension type fractures of the distal radius with dorsal angulation—Colles fracture—which is common in osteoporotic post-menopausal women who fall on outstretched hands, in which the distal fractured ends of the radius and ulna—and hand—are deviated in a palmar direction
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dinner fork appearance

Orthopedics A descriptor for the deformity seen in fractures of the distal radius with dorsal angulation–Colles fracture, which is common in osteoporotic post-menopausal ♀ who fall on outstretched hands, where the distal fractured ends of the radius and ulna–and hand—are deviated in a palmar direction.
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