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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DISCUSSION: The management of distal radius fractures has changed considerably since Cassebaum (1950) supported Abraham Colles statement that a patient with a colles fracture will not have pain or serious functional disability despite considerable deformity.
of the 65 patients of unstable Colles fracture studied at Mayo's clinic, 53 were women and 7 men.
2 For simple extra-articular Colles fractures, good functional results can be achieved by conservative treatment; but for unstable intra-articular fractures of the distal radius, better clinical and radiological results have been advocated by external fixation,2,3 fixation with Kirschner (K) wire,4 plate fixation5 and arthroscopically assisted reduction and percutaneous fixation with Kirschner (K) wire.
Plaster cast versus external fixation for unstable intra-articular Colles fractures.
Rupture of the extensor pollicis longus tendon after Colles fracture and by rheumatoid arthritis.
Stabilization and treatment of colles fractures in elderly patients.
An increase in the risk of Colles fractures appears first, followed by an increase in the risk of vertebral and hip fractures.
1980) studied the complications of Colles fractures in 565 patients treated from 1968-1975 and divided the complications into 9 groups of which the largest were the neuropathies and the next common was post-traumatic arthrosis.
Clancey GJ, Percutaneous Kirschner-wirefixation of Colles fractures.