the deformity resembling the curve of the back of a fork seen in Colles (distal radius) fracture.
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sil·ver-fork frac·ture, silver-fork deformity (sil'vĕr-fōrk frak'shŭr, dĕ-fōrm'i-tē)
A Colles fracture of the wrist in which the deformity has the appearance of a fork in profile.
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