Wrist Fractures

These breaks are often called Colles Fractures after Dublin’s own Abram Colles who described the deformity of the wrist caused by such an injury. The treatment of these breaks has rapidly developed over the last ten years with the development of specialised, specific fracture and fragment specific metal plates and screws. Depending on the fracture, options include either simple treatment in cast or surgery to fix the bone accurately. Once fixed the wrist can be moved, patients no longer need a cast. They undergo an early mobilisation protocol with a Hand Therapist in order to start using the wrist as normally as possible as quickly as possible.