Colles fracture


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Col·les frac·ture

(kol'ēz),
a fracture of the distal radius with displacement and/or angulation of the distal fragment dorsally.

Colles fracture

Dinner fork deformity Orthopedics A fracture of the distal radius at the wrist due to a fall on an outstretched hand, where the distal Fx fragment is angled upwards–dorsal angulation, imparting a fork-like appearance

Col·les frac·ture

(kol'ēz frak'shŭr)
A fracture of the distal radius with displacementand/or angulation of the distal fragment dorsally.

Colles,

Abraham, Irish surgeon, 1773-1843.
Colles fascia - Synonym(s): superficial fascia of perineum
Colles fracture - a fracture of the lower end of the radius with displacement of the distal fragment dorsally.
Colles ligament - a triangular fibrous band extending from the aponeurosis of the external oblique to the pubic tubercle of the opposite side. Synonym(s): reflected inguinal ligament
Colles operation
Colles sling
Colles space - Synonym(s): superficial perineal space
Colles splint
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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.
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.