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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Toomey R, Grief-Schwartz R, Piper MC (1986) Clinical evaluation of the effects of whirlpool on patients with Colles' fractures.
Fixation not needed for undisplaced Colles' fracture.
Kongsholm J, Olerud C: Plaster cast versus external fixation for unstable intraarticular Colles' fractures.
Features of algodystrophy ten years after Colles' fracture.