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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On immediate functional bracing of Colles fracture. Injury 1991; 22: 197-201.
Postoperative wrist movements in percutaneous fixation by k-wire of Colles fracture Med Channel 2010;16:331-3.
These fractures (Figure 4) generally occur in younger patients and unlike Colles fractures (typical after a fall on the extended wrist), these occur when landing on a flexed wrist.
This serendipitous observation of markedly increased plasma methionine-enkephalin in a CRPS patient undergoing cardiac surgery more than a year after a Colles fracture suggests an overactive enkephalin opioid system.
Pathological Anatomy of Distal Radius Fracture: Colles fracture is a complete transverse break of the distal radius with dorsal displacement of the distal fragment.
Analgesia for the reduction of Colles fracture. A comparison of hematoma block and intravenous sedation.
Minor axial shortening of the radius affects the outcome of Colles fracture treatment.
(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. In his description, he stated that if the fracture is not reduced, it will result in a "doomed" patient, adding "the limb will at some remote period again enjoy perfect freedom in all its motions, and be completely exempt from pain; the deformity, however, will remain undiminished throughout life." (3)
MODE OF INJURY Mode of Injury Number (n=30) % RTA 17 56.7 Fall 10 33.3 Assault 3 10 SIDE OF INJURY Side of Number % 95% CI Injury (n = 30) Left 18 60.0 42.32-75.41 Right 12 40.00 24.59-57.68 FRACTURE SITE Fracture site Number (n=30) % 95% CI Proximal third 7 23.33 11.79-40.33 Middle third 16 53.33 36.14-69.77 Lower third 7 23.33 11.79-40.93 TYPE OF FRACTURE Radius Ulna % Comminuted 10 12 36.7 Transverse/Short oblique 20 18 63.3 SURGICAL APPROCH Surgical approach Number (n=30) % Thompson 7 23.33 Henrys 23 76.67 ASSOCIATED INJURY Associated Injury Number (n=30) % Abdominal injury 1 3.3 Fracture left tibia 1 3.3 Fracture Right Fibula 1 3.3 Head injury 1 3.3 Rib fracture 1 3.3 Right colles fracture 1 3.3 TIME OF UNION Time of union No.