A colles’ fracture is a fracture of the distal radius with dorsal angulation. The majority of these injuries demonstrate a “dinner fork” deformity. All displaced fractures should undergo closed reduction, which helps limit swelling, pain, and compression on the median nerve. Radiographic parameters for an acceptable reduction include less than 10 degrees of dorsal tilt, less than 2mm of articular step-off, and less than 5mm of radial shortening.