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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Comparative study of operative treatment of Colle's fracture Frykman's type IandII with or without use of bone grafts.
Fall from height caused Colle's fracture in 2(2%) patients.
The distal radius fracture is one of the most common of musculoskeletal injuries; and its occurrence is at a rate of approximately 2 such injuries per 1000 individuals per year.1 The incidence is higher in young adults associated with trauma and in elderly for having low bone density.1 Most common type of distal radius fracture is Colle's fracture which occurs within 2 cm of articular surface.