Medical Dictionary

Smith fracture

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noun \ˈsmith-\
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Smith's fracture

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Medical Definition of Smith fracture

  1. :  a fracture of the lower portion of the radius with forward displacement of the lower fragment—compare colles' fracture

Biographical Note for smith fracture

Smith

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Robert William

(1807–1873), British surgeon. Smith is best known for his description of generalized neurofibromatosis, which was included in his 1849 treatise on the pathology, diagnosis, and treatment of neuroma. He described the Smith fracture in 1847 in a treatise on fractures and dislocations.


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