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February 22, 1896

COLLES' FRACTURE.

Author Affiliations

TERRE HAUTE, IND.

JAMA. 1896;XXVI(8):356-361. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430600008002b

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Abstract

I had kept no notes or reports of cases incident to the subject in hand until I determined to prepare a paper to be presented at this meeting; therefore I shall necessarily be somewhat limited in statistics, but hope in what I do by presenting a few typical cases to at least suggest an idea as food for thought. If I fail I hope you will pardon my presumption, and if I succeed that it may be registered as a merit of credit to the anatomic field of study, observation and labor.

Deformity in all cases is either the result of violence or muscular spasm from irritation, or both. In the case of Colles' fracture and other injuries of the wrist joint, this is indeed particularly so. Especially the progressive form from reflex irritation.

Some of the members present may remember my work on bandaging before the Society some years

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