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Overview

Distal Radius Fracture Colles, Smith Fractures

These fractures can be caused by a fall on an outstretched arm or a direct blow. Common symptoms include pain, tenderness, or deformity. To rule out a fracture, X-rays can be used.

The treatment of a fracture is called “closed reduction”, in which the bones can be moved back into their proper alignment.

Open reduction is often used if the bones are not able to be moved into the correct position manually. These bones may be surgically placed next to one another and may be wired, pinned, or screwed together.

Early intervention/rehabilitation is helpful to reduce pain, increase range of motion, and ultimately restore strength and function. To ensure optimal healing, custom splints and wrist supports are recommended.

Goals

Possible Treatment Goals

  • Improve Function
  • Improve Muscle Strength and Power
  • Increase Oxygen to Tissues
  • Improve Range of Motion
  • Self-care of Symptoms
Resources

PHYSICAL THERAPY PROGRAM
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BLOOD FLOW RESTRICTION TRAINING
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CUPPING
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ELECTRICAL STIMULATION
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IASTM
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DEEP TISSUE LASER THERAPY

TRIGGER POINT THERAPY
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PELVIC FLOOR REHAB
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CONCUSSION THERAPY
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DYNAMIC TAPING
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FUNCTIONAL DRY NEEDLING
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MANUAL THERAPY

TOTAL MOTION RELEASE
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VESTIBULAR THERAPY
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COLD COMPRESSION THERAPY
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ASTYM
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ACTIVE RELEASE TECHNIQUE
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SPORTS REHAB

ULTRASOUND
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SPINAL MANIPULATION
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SOFT TISSUE MOBILIZATION
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PEDIATRIC PHYSICAL THERAPY
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ORTHOPEDIC THERAPY
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THERAPEUTIC EXERCISE

ELBOW, WRIST & HAND PAIN 
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FOOT & ANKLE PAIN 
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BACK PAIN & SCIATICA 
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SHOULDER PAIN 
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HIP & KNEE PAIN 
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ARTHRITIS 

BALANCE & GAIT DISORDERS
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MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT INJURIES
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NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS 
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PRE-SURGICAL REHAB 
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SPORTS INJURY CLINIC

VERTIGO & DIZZINESS
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STROKE
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TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY
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CHRONIC PAIN
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FIBROMYALGIA

NECK PAIN & HEADACHES
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POST-SURGICAL REHAB
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TORTICOLLIS
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WORK INJURIES 
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PARKINSON’S DISEASE