Colles' fracture


Col·​les' fracture ˈkäl-əs- How to pronounce Colles' fracture (audio) ˈkäl-ˌēz- How to pronounce Colles' fracture (audio)
: a fracture of the lower end of the radius with backward displacement of the lower fragment and radial deviation of the hand at the wrist that produces a characteristic deformity compare smith fracture

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“Colles' fracture.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Apr. 2023.

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