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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Rupture of the extensor pollicis longus tendon after Colles fracture and by rheumatoid arthritis.
An increase in the risk of Colles fractures appears first, followed by an increase in the risk of vertebral and hip fractures.