Fixation of distal radial fracture is the re-aligning of fractured wrist bone (reduction) and holding the bone in the correct position, using plate and screws, metal pins, an external fixator or any combination of these techniques.
Distal radial fractures are very common. The fractures are characterized by the direction of forces applied to the wrist during a fall.
Colles’ fracture occurs when someone falls on their outstretched hand, where the hand is extended backward on their wrist. This is seen commonly in bike, car, skiing accident and etc.
Post-menopausal women and people with osteoporosis are more prone to this type of injury.