Colles' fracture

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Colles' fracture (ˈkɒlɪs)
 
n
a fracture of the radius just above the wrist, with backward and outward displacement of the hand
 
[C19: named after Abraham Colles (died 1843), Irish surgeon]

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Medical Dictionary

Colles' fracture n.
A bone fracture of the radius of the wrist in which the lower fragment becomes displaced dorsally.

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