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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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.