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Colles Fracture Wheeless

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Description: fracture was described by Abraham Colles in 1814, originally described as low energy extra articular fracture of distal radius occuring in elderly individuals;
- fracture is typically dorsally displaced and angulated;
- mechanism:
- fracture is also caused by a forced dorsiflexion of the wrist;
- occurs in pts> 50 years of age who fall on out stretched hand;
- dorsal surface undergoes compression while volar surface undergoes tension
Wheeless' Textbook of Orthopaedics

Type: Reference Material
Author/Contact: C.R.Wheeless
Institution: Duke
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Language: English

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Added: Mon Feb 04 2002
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