Colles' fracture

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Colles' fracture

(ˈkɒlɪs)
n
(Medicine) 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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Associated injury was present in 22% of the patients in total of which 8% patient presented Colles fracture and head injury [Table 4].
Closed reduction and percutaneous Kirschner wire fixation of displaced Colles fracture in adults: Pak J Surg 2008;24:31-7.
The treatment methods are similar to the management of a Colles fracture with the exception of manupilation performed in reverse to Colles fracture manipulation.
Three mls and as many seconds blocks this nerve under the lateral edge of the biceps tendon and this is an essential component of an axillary block in the emergency department, for, say, a Colles fracture.
This patient had suffered a Colles fracture of her right hand 12 months before the cardiac operation and had developed CRPS with classic symptoms of extreme pain, swelling, and limited movement in her wrist, which were treated with physiotherapy and nonsteroidal antiinflammatory agents.
Factors associated with a higher risk of fracture included past Colles fracture, being a wanderer, neuroleptic medication, and worse cognition.
A common fracture of the forearm is the Colles fracture.