A colles fracture is considered to be the most common type of distal radius fractures. This occurs when the radius bone is broken near the wrist - the distal end. The break normally occurs one inch from the wrist and is extremely common in the elderly - a fall from a standing position onto the wrist will often break this area. The colles fracture is identified by the upwards tilt of the broken end of the bone and will be identified through an X-Ray.
Wrist supports for colles fractures help to stabilise and apply compression to the area. Keeping the bone immobilised is essential for the healing process, allowing it to knit back together without complications. The compression also helps to control the swelling and the pain by holding the bone in position rather than allowing it to be jarred. Colles fracture wrist supports the entire hand as well as the broken bone, allowing it to settle in a natural position rather than being held awkwardly.
As the radius is the most commonly broken bone in the body and a colles fracture occurs most frequently out of the different types of breaks, a wide range of wrist supports for colles fractures is available here at Health and Care. Finding the right level of support is essential, making it highly important to select the right size for your wrist support as well as the most appropriate design. If you require more information about wrist supports for colles fractures, please contact our support team on 020 7720 2266.