Colles's fracture

John Knott
1902 Dublin Journal of Medical Science  
Colles' s Fracture. 87 The upper end moved as freely as if it was attached to the uterus by a pedicle and there was not more motion in the vaginal part than if such had been the case. The shape of the mass explains this---elongated cylindrical with rounded ends : the lower end with the limited motion of a ball and socket joint--while the thick abdominal wall prevented the body of the tumour being felt and gave an exaggerated size to its upper end.
doi:10.1007/bf02971516 fatcat:dtia3pyzjjd6tomnby52one4e4