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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Colles fracture: does the anatomical result affect the final function?
Caspers, "Colles fracture: does the anatomical result affect the final function?" Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Series B, vol.
Closed reduction and percutaneous Kirschner wire fixation of displaced Colles fracture in adults: Pak J Surg 2008;24:31-7.
Fritz T, Wersching D, Klavora R, Krieglstein C, Friedl W 1999 Combined Kirschner wire fixation in the treatment of Colles fracture. A prospective, controlled trial.
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. I am sure it would do the same for the arteriovenous fistula and at the same time reduce the axillary dose requirements.
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. This type of fracture occurs when people use their arms to brace themselves in a fall.
The incidence of fracture, particularly Colles fracture, also rises amongst perimenopausal women |1-3~.
Wrist fractures called a "Colles fracture" also commonly occur among women with osteoporosis.