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Coloured X-ray (side view) of the wrist bones of a male patient aged 60, showing a Colles' fracture at the joint where the forearm (radius and ulna bones, at left) meets the hand (at right). A double radial and ulnar fracture is seen (lower centre) with bone displacement. Colles' fracture of the wrist is an injury that usually follows a fall.
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