Colles' fracture


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Colles' fracture

[′kä·lə·səz ‚frak·chər]
(medicine)
A fracture of the radius about 1 inch (2.5 centimeters) above the wrist with dorsal displacement of the distal fragment.
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A Colles' fracture is almost only seen in women who are past the menopause and have some degree of brittle bones.
Colles' fracture is fracture of the distal radius with posterior displacement, radial deviation and shortening of radius.
Watt CF, Taylor NF, Baskus K (2000) Do Colles' fracture patients benefit from routine referral to physiotherapy following cast removal?
Features of algodystrophy ten years after Colles' fracture.
Algodystrephy is an early complication of Colles' fracture.
A 79-year-old woman with hypertension, osteoporosis, and diabetes presents with a Colles' fracture of her left distal forearm after a fall on the ice.
Fixation not needed for undisplaced Colles' fracture.
Two were asymptomatic and had fully resumed their previous activities (one had a mallot finger following an avulsed extensor tendon and the other lacked 20 degrees of flexion following an intra-articular Colles' fracture that required reduction).