Colles fracture

Definitions

Medical

  • noun
    (written as Colles’ fracture)
    a fracture of the lower end of the radius with displacement of the wrist backwards, usually when someone has stretched out a hand to try to break a fall

Sports

  • noun a fracture of the lower end of the radius with displacement of the wrist backwards, usually caused when someone has stretched out a hand to try to break a fall
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