Colles' fracture


Colles' fracture
Col·les' fracture 'käl-əs-, 'käl-.ēz- n a fracture of the lower end of the radius with backward displacement of the lower fragment and radial deviation of the hand at the wrist that produces a characteristic deformity compare SMITH FRACTURE
Col·les 'käl-əs Abraham (1773-1843)
British surgeon. Colles' enduring contributions are his anatomical description of the fascia of the perineum in 1811, his description of a fracture at the distal end of the radius (Colles' fracture) in 1814, and his clinical observations in 1837 on the contagion of syphilis.

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a fracture of the distal end of the radius, which is displaced backwards and upwards to produce a 'dinner fork' deformity. avulsion of the ulnar styloid process (see ulna) usually takes place as well. It is usually caused by a fall on the outstretched hand. The bone is restored to its normal position under anaesthesia, and a plaster cast is applied for about six weeks. Complications are residual deformity and stiffness of the wrist.
A. Colles (1773-1843), Irish surgeon

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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