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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Abraham Colles, who is credited for his work in this field, was a professor at the Royal College in Ireland, and, being unaware of Pouteau's work, published classic articles describing the injury and the reduction maneuver.
INTRODUCTION: The fracture of the distal end of radius was first identified by Sir Abraham Colles in 1814.
DISCUSSION: The management of distal radius fractures has changed considerably since Cassebaum (1950) supported Abraham Colles statement that a patient with a colles fracture will not have pain or serious functional disability despite considerable deformity.