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  • fixation
  • Rigid fixation prevents micro-motion across lines of fracture to enable healing and prevent infection, which happens when implants such as plates (e.g. dynamic compression plate ) are used. (wikipedia.org)
  • wrist
  • A Colles fracture is a fracture to the part of your wrist closest to your hand (the distal part of your wrist). (wikihow.com)
  • It is the most common kind of wrist fracture, as it occurs typically in a fall on an outstretched hand. (wikihow.com)
  • If you have fallen or something else has happened where you think your wrist has fractured, it is important to keep it from moving around too much. (wikihow.com)
  • Pad the hollow areas between your arm, wrist, fingers etc and the splint to make sure the fracture is supported and not deformed by the wrapping. (wikihow.com)
  • Place the ice pack on top of your wrist, making sure that the ice covers the area where the fracture occurred. (wikihow.com)
  • You can take acetaminophen to help you deal with the pain caused by your fractured wrist. (wikihow.com)
  • Colles
  • If you suspect that you have a Colles fracture, you will need to treat it properly in order to ensure that it heals quickly and properly. (wikihow.com)
  • Those with Colles fractures also usually have a history of a fall, usually in which they used an outstretched hand to brace themselves for the fall. (wikihow.com)