Causes & Risk factors
Extreme trauma to the wrist either directly or by falling on an outstretched hand may cause colle’s fracture. This may happen when a person attempts extreme and complex movement during sports e.g. as in skateboarding, rollerblading, biking and other high-speed activities.
- It is commonly noted in middle-aged housewives.
- In older people, a simple fall of the outstretched hand may cause this type of fracture.
- In younger children, the nature of their soft bones tends to bring about an incomplete fracture experienced on one side of the arm. This is known as a buckle, torus or a greenstick fracture.
- It can be caused by a car accident.