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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Plaster cast versus external fixation for unstable intraarticular Colles fractures.
Postoperative wrist movements in percutaneous fixation by k-wire of Colles fracture Med Channel 2010;16:331-3.
Fritz T, Wersching D, Klavora R, Krieglstein C, Friedl W 1999 Combined Kirschner wire fixation in the treatment of Colles fracture.
This serendipitous observation of markedly increased plasma methionine-enkephalin in a CRPS patient undergoing cardiac surgery more than a year after a Colles fracture suggests an overactive enkephalin opioid system.
The incidence of fracture, particularly Colles fracture, also rises amongst perimenopausal women |1-3~.
Pathological Anatomy of Distal Radius Fracture: Colles fracture is a complete transverse break of the distal radius with dorsal displacement of the distal fragment.
Minor axial shortening of the radius affects the outcome of Colles fracture treatment.
3) The physician who performed the postmortem exam on Abraham Colles attached Colles' name to this fracture, and thus it is known today as Colles fracture.