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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After investigating the "science of falling", Giddins developed the guard to absorb 40% of the shock at the point of impact - the heel of the hand - minimising reverberations in the "crumple zone" of the forearm, which is where a Colles' fracture occurs.
Christensen OM, Kunov A, Hansen FF, Christiansen TC, Krasheninnikoff M (2001) Occupational therapy and Colles' fractures.
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