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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Colles' fracture is fracture of the distal radius with posterior displacement, radial deviation and shortening of radius.
Watt CF, Taylor NF, Baskus K (2000) Do Colles' fracture patients benefit from routine referral to physiotherapy following cast removal?
A Colles' fracture is almost only seen in women who are past the menopause and have some degree of brittle bones.
Function ten years after Colles' fracture. Clin Orthop Relat Res.
A 79-year-old woman with hypertension, osteoporosis, and diabetes presents with a Colles' fracture of her left distal forearm after a fall on the ice.
Fixation not needed for undisplaced Colles' fracture. Acta Orthop Scand 1989; 60:60-62.
(36.) van der Linden W, Ericson R: Colles' fracture: How should its displacement be measured and how should it be immobilized?
Two were asymptomatic and had fully resumed their previous activities (one had a mallot finger following an avulsed extensor tendon and the other lacked 20 degrees of flexion following an intra-articular Colles' fracture that required reduction).
Percutaneous Kirschner wire stabilization following close reduction of Colles' fracture. J Hand Surg Br.
[10.] Bacorn RW, Kurtzke JF: Colles' Fracture: A study of two thousand cases from the New York states Compensation Board.