Definition of Colles fracture in English:

Colles fracture

noun

Medicine
  • A fracture of the lower end of the radius in the wrist with a characteristic backward displacement of the hand.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

Late 19th century: named after Abraham Colles (1773–1843), Irish surgeon.

Pronunciation:

Colles fracture

/ˈkäliz ˌfrakCHər/