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A Colles' fracture is a common injury sustained when falling out on to an outstretched hand. The bone injured is the radius bone which is one of two bones between the elbow and the wrist.

The Hangman's fracture is a fracture of the second cervical vertabrae that derives its name from being a common finding in post-mortum examinations of hanged prisoners. The Boxer's fracture is a break of a bone in the hand often seen after punching a person or object. The Lisfranc injury is a fracture and dislocation of the foot. The name comes from a surgeon in Napolean's army who observed this injury in horsemen whose legs were caught in stirrups. For more information about fractures, try the following resources:

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