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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1) It remains a mystery as to why the management of the complex group of fractures of the distal radius is still so often directed by a statement made by Abraham Colles over 190 years ago (1814) (Joseph Schatzker).
In 1814, 81 years before the discovery of X-rays, Abraham Colles, a surgeon from Dublin, accurately described a fracture of the wrist that now bears his name.
Abraham Colles was born in 1773 in a village near Kilkenny, in what is now Eire.