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Smith's fracture (Robert William Smith)

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A flexion and compression fracture of the lower end of the radius, with forward displacement of the lower fragment.

See also:
Colles's fracture, under Abraham Colles, Irish surgeon and anatomist, 1773-1843.

Monteggia's fracture, under Giovanni Battista Monteggia, Italian physician and surgeon, 1762-1815.


  • R. W. Smith:
    On Fractures of the Bones of the Fore-arm in the Vicinity of the Wrist Joint.
    In his: A Treatise on Fractures in the Vicinity of Joint and on Certain Forms of Accidental and Congenital Dislocations.
    Dublin, Hodges Smith, 1847: 129-175.

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