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Smith's fracture


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Wrist fracture in which the distal end of the radius is displaced forwards. It is usually caused by a violent forward flexion (palmar flexion) of the wrist. It is often unstable and frequently requires surgical fixation. See also Colles’ fracture.

Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.


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