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A fracture of the lower end of the radius in the wrist with a characteristic backward displacement of the hand.
- ‘In adults, the most common radial fracture is the Colles' fracture, which is extra-articular and occurs 2.5 to 3 cm proximal to the articular surface of the distal radius.’
- ‘A few minutes later the doctor was back, saying, ‘Surprisingly enough there was a small crack in the wrist bone, called a Colles' fracture, but not to worry.’
Late 19th century: named after Abraham Colles (1773–1843), Irish surgeon.
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