Osteoarthritis after Colles' fracture

S Overgaard, S Solgaard

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Fifty-six patients with displaced Colles' fractures were examined 7 years after fracture. Slight radiographic changes of osteoarthritis were seen in 17 cases, moderate changes in 7 cases, and severe arthrosis in 1 case. At follow up, the occurrence of osteoarthritis was not related to radial shortening or residual dorsal angulation; it did show, however, a high correlation to the initial displacement of the fracture and the age of the patient. Radiographic osteoarthritis also influenced the function of the wrist, especially in the older patients.

Original languageEnglish
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)413-6
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1989


  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Aged
  • Colles' Fracture/classification
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Osteoarthritis/diagnostic imaging
  • Radiography
  • Radius Fractures/complications

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    Overgaard, S., & Solgaard, S. (1989). Osteoarthritis after Colles' fracture. Orthopedics, 12(3), 413-6.