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Causes of Colles' fracture

Causes of Colles' fracture

A Colles' fracture is caused by a fracture in the radius (forearm bone) just above the wrist joint, most likely from using the hand to break a fall. Old age and osteoporosis are major risk factors for this type of break.

Colles' fracture: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Colles' fracture, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Colles' fracture:

Colles' fracture: Causes and Types

Causes of Broader Categories of Colles' fracture: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Colles' fracture as a complication of other conditions:

Other conditions that might have Colles' fracture as a complication may, potentially, be an underlying cause of Colles' fracture. Our database lists the following as having Colles' fracture as a complication of that condition:

Related information on causes of Colles' fracture:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Colles' fracture may be found in:


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